Saturday, July 26, 2008

Game 104: Padres 9 Pirates 6

Things of interest from this game (and other games):

  • Steve Pearce: 1/4, 1 BB
  • Adam LaRoche: 2/5, 1 HR- His batting line is now better than last year's and there's actually a chance that he could finish 2008 with a better OPS+ than 2006.
  • Xavier Nady: 0/3, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 run scored
  • Damaso Marte: struck out David Ortiz. Has the bizarre career arc of being traded from the Yankees to the Pirates to the White Sox to the Pirates to the Yankees.
  • John Van Benschoten: 1 and 2/3 innings pitched, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
  • I heard Jeff Karsten described as, "probably better than Van Benschoten."
  • Gulp.
  • Wreck Specs: 2 solo homers allowed
  • Jason Michaels has 29 hits and 29 RBIs this year. Very fluky.
  • 15 runs in two games to the Padres. That's no good, my friends.
That's all from this one. Actually, I'm surprised I remember this much, what with Greg Brown and Bob Walk not mentioning anything but the auction after the second inning.