Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Not a great sign

It's never a good thing when a game inspires the type of article that last night's loss spawned in the PG.

"I don't know what it was," manager John Russell said. "We just couldn't get anything going at all."
Just awesome to hear stuff like that from the manager.

Anyways, the Pirates look to break out of this mini-funk tonight, though things aren't terribly promising. Ben Sheets has been the one fairly constant bright spot for the Brewers this year and he's going up against Ian Snell, someone who seems hellbent on challenging Tom Gorzelanny for the title of "biggest disappointment of the first half." Nothing's been working for Snell lately, to the point that his ERA has risen over 5.00. Hopefully he can start to turn things around tonight, but since he's actually been getting worse of late, I'm not really counting on it.