We’ve lost 4 games in a row now and it is time to reverse the streak. Lance and Carlos Lee have GOT to hit. And Loretta can NOT be put at short ANY MORE. He would have to hit like Arod is hitting now to justify that.
And ooooooooh Phil was NOT a happy guy last night. I bet the guys are each wearing a size smaller tighty whiteys from the ass-chewing they got…
So today, it’s Matt Albers, RHP vs Zach Duke, LHP
Even though Jennings has completed his 15 day DL stint, he’s somehow not off it and Albers is getting another start.
He got a ND in his last start – gave up 2 ER over 6 IP. He’s never faced the Pirates.
I’m sure Zach Duke is happy to be facing the Stros again – he got a ND when he faced us Opening Day – gave up 2 runs in 7 IP. He won his next start, but has given up 7 ER in 4 IP each of his last 2 starts. I’m sure he looked at Maholm kicking Astro butt all ovah the field yesterday and he can’t wait to do the same.
career vs Houston: 0-3 in 5 GS: 3 HR, 13 BB, 12 K over 29.2 IP – 4.85 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and a .315 BAA.
UPDATE: it’s pouring rain in Pittsburgh and it looks as if (according to weather.com) it will all day and all night. We may get a rainout, which it looks as if we NEED, seeing as how the guys all look like dog doodoo and they could USE a rest.