This series in Baltimore has certainly not gone the Pirates' way through two games, but at least they have a favorable pitching matchup to try and sneak out of Baltimore with one win tonight as Erik Bedard goes up against Tommy Hunter. Bedard, of course, started his career with the O's and had his best years there, so maybe there will be some sort of added motivation for him to pitch well. Hunter is like a young version of Kevin Correia.
What I sort of like about this game is that if the Pirates can get a win, they still get out of Baltimore at four games over .500, despite two awful games and a series loss. The reality is that no team wins every series, but that now it's up to the Pirates to stop the damage before they head into an August 2011-like tailspin.
First pitch is at 7:05. Let's see if Bedard can be the stopper he was signed to be.
I was at the game. You know it's bad when the conversation turns to how slow Sid Bream was and how the hell could they flag him in in game 7.
At the least the Baltimore fans were mostly cool. Better than the Nats fans.
Ugh. When STEVE F'N PEARCE drops five RBI on you, I think it's safe to say the night has been an unmitigated disaster.
@Carnegie Chip And Wieters. Moskos over Wieters is what got Littlefield canned, so I still think it comes out as a net plus for the organization, but that stings.
Tommy Hunter throws 95... I don't think that is very Correia like. Here's hoping this team has its collapse before the all star break so they flip some of their bull pen guys.