Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Game 144: Astros 9 Pirates 3

This was a pretty disastrous effort from the Pirates on all fronts tonight. Ross Ohlendorf got completely bombed by the Astros, giving up six runs on nine hits in four innings. He looked a lot like he looked in his first start after the Reds had seen him once. I see in the comments that Nate says he got squeezed lower in the zone and I'll check on that a bit later, but he seemed very, very hittable tonight.

The offense, meanwhile, was made to look pretty awful by Randy Wolf almost all night after a two-run first inning. The only offense we got after that first inning was Steve Pearce's first career homer, a nice shot off of Wolf in the seventh inning. In the name of seeing young guys do well, I guess that's a positive tonight, just like Craig Hansen getting through an inning without a major incident is a positive. All told though, they feel like pretty minor wins after Ohlendorf flamed out tonight.