Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Can the train keep rolling?

The Pirates have won seven of their last eight games. That's a really bizarre statement to think about, given the way this season started, but it's completely true. They've lost Ryan Doumit in the wake of this streak, so tonight's all-star lineup will feature Ronny Paulino and Luis Rivas, who is apparently still alive. They'll be backing Paul Maholm on the mound, and hopefully he'll bring his A game since he's been pretty hit or miss all year. His opponent is Todd Wellemeyer who, like team he plays for, is off to a surprising and likely unsustainable start. The pertinent question right now is whether or not his carriage turns into a pumpkin starting tonight, or whether it happens somewhere further down the road. Personally, I'm rooting for tonight.