Sunday, July 27, 2008

Game 105: Padres 3 Pirates 1

As anyone could've guessed before the game, Maholm and Peavy cruised through seven innings apiece this afternoon, each holding their opponent to one run and four hits with Maholm striking out nine and Peavy striking out ten. From there, the difference was the bullpens. As bad as the Padres have been this season, Heath Bell and Trevor Hoffman are much better than what the Pirates have to offer in the 'pen. They shut us out over two innings while John Grabow gave up home runs to Scott Hairston (who somehow has 17 bombs this year) and Josh Bard, presenting us with our final score.

Anyways, if there were any lingering thoughtst that this team could contend this year, losing three out of four at home to the Padres should pretty much take care of that. The worst part about this loss today is that it deals yet another blow to Grabow's trade value. Speaking of which, go work those phones, Neal. Give us all something else to talk about.