Thursday, July 17, 2008

In the Rockies

The Pirates are one of the lucky few teams that only get a three day All-Star break this year, so they're opening up the second half tonight in Denver against the Rockies. This is a pretty unremarkable series in every single way; the Pirates and Rockies have similar records and are in similar situations with the Rox looking to deal Matt Holliday in the next two weeks. Paul Maholm and Ubaldo Jiminez have drawn the starts to kick off this four-game set. With our bullpen and the Rockies pitching, I'd imagine that the string of high school games that we were playing before the break is going to continue in the thin air.