Sunday, August 10, 2008

Game 116: Phillies 4 Pirates 2

For the second time in three starts, Ian Snell overcame a rough beginning to put together a decent outing. Tonight, he only allowed one run on five hits and a walk between the second and seventh innings after throwing more than 30 pitches in an ugly first. The damage was done in that first, though, because Brett Myers, JC Romero, and Chad Durbin shut down a Pirate offense that's been recently crippled by trades and the lack of LaRoches. Such is the story of the modern Pirates, I guess. They can usually pitch or hit, but they can rarely do both.