Sunday, June 22, 2008

Game 75: Pirates 6 Blue Jays 3

It seems to me that a great way to win a baseball game is to leave nobody on base. Unless the opposing pitching is throwing a perfect game or your opponent is turning a bunch of double plays, it means you're scoring runs. From now on, I think we should just try to follow every base runner we get with a two-run homer. This strikes me as a fool-proof method that more teams should attempt.

All joking aside, it's nice to see the Pirates not bothered by all the "they can't win interleague games!" talk that people like myself are so fond of. Baseball games are baseball games and if the Pirates can be slightly below average against the National League, they shouldn't be miserable against the American League. That said, I do feel like it's late 2005 all over again when the Pirates had just called up Zach Duke and Paul Maholm and they were dealing and people were saying things like, "Duke and Maholm and three in the loss column." Some day the Pirates are going to figure out how to put together a whole rotation full of good pitchers and then ... watch out.