Quick post today,as I will be watching the Altoona Curve battle the Binghamton Mets in a few hours.
Coverage on that tomorrow.
The Pirates lost in New York to the Mets 8-4,but the bigger story was another post-game outburst by Ian Snell.
Snell was knocked out after just 4 innings and has not pitched well in his post-All Star game starts,but between rumors about a possible trade,the constant losing and the seemingly non-chalant attitude of some of the Pirates is getting fed up.
This guy has a "Want to win" attitude,which is a refreshing one in Pittsburgh and the Pirates need more of Ian Snell's type not less.
But it is becomingly increasingly clear to me that Captain Dave does not consider Snell his type of player,which makes sense to me.
After all,.he is a high quality pitcher and he wants to win badly,cannot have too many of "those"
However,Snell allowed 6 runs in 4 innings last night and did not seem to have his best stuff,although his defense was a hindrance.
Jason Bay's miscue due to either lack of hustle or miscommunication with Xavier Nady caused one hit,Ronny Paulino gave another half assed effort to allow a runner to move up and Matt Kata (WHY is he playing anyway) allowed a routine grounder to go through his legs.
None of those were Snell's fault,but seemingly frustrated by all this,he allowed a homer to Mets Pitcher (?) John Maine and the game was out of control.
Jason Bay did have a nice night with the bat with 2 homers (14 and 15) and 3 RBI.
Hopefully,this is the start of a solid second half for Bay.
Xavier Nady was the owner of the other RBI.
Pittsburgh: Tom Gorzelanny (9-5) at New York: Tom Glavine (8-6) 7:10
Back later with stuff from Altoona
Snell-Ap Photo-Seth Wenig