Friday, September 26, 2008

One more for the road.........

Ryan Braun slugged a game winning grand slam off Jesse Chavez (0-1) in the bottom of the tenth to give the Milwaukee Brewers yet one final win over the Pirates 5-1.
Pirates run scored by Steven Pearce,who hit his third homer of the year and second in the series.
Two quick notes on injuries.
Brandon Moss will miss at least 4-6 months after knee surgery and Nyjer Morgan will likely be down for the last three games in San Diego after pulling a hamstring early in the loss to the Brewers.

Shawn's Thoughts

1) The Pirates against the Brewers this season?
If Milwaukee gets in the playoffs this weekend,I think they owe the Pirates something.
A playoff share,a visit from Bernie Brewer or how about Alex Periard and call it even.

2) The Moss and Morgan injuries mean that likely Steve Pearce will play the three games against the Padres,unless Pittsburgh plays someone that I'm not thinking about right now.

3) The Post-Gazette says the open Pirate spot for the Arizona Fall League will go to Jamie Romak.
Good decision,although he should have been picked already to begin with.

4) Zach Duke finished the season well last night in Milwaukee with 1 run allowed over seven innings.
Duke finishes an unimpressive 5-14 on the season.

5) Brandon Moss said he told the Red Sox that he was having knee problems on certain surfaces before coming to Pittsburgh.
Did the Sawx tell Neil Huntington about this?
If not,Pittsburgh could file a grievance and perhaps get an extra prospect from Boston.
Or perhaps return Moss for an even higher prospect.
There is precedence for this between the two franchises as Brandon Lyon was found to be injured after being obtained for Jeff Suppan.
The player that was landed in the revised deal?
Freddy Sanchez.

Pitching Matchup
Pittsburgh: Ian Snell (6-12 5.54 ERA) at San Diego: Josh Geer (2-1 2.86 ERA) 10:05

Bullpen Notes

Former batting champ Mickey Vernon died at the age of 90 yesterday.
Vernon played for both the Pirates and Indians,but his prime years were spent with awful teams in Washington as a member of the Senators.
Vernon won batting titles in 1946 and 1953 and was a seven time member of the all-star team.
Vernon was named as one of the the pre-1943 finalists for the veterans committee to consider during their next meeting in December.

Gettin excited for tonight's debate yet?
Nice to see John McCain is going to show up,but after watching Sarah Palin bumble through an interview with note softballer Katie Couric,I think he had to do something or the dam wall could bust through on him.

The Detroit Lions firing of Matt Millen got Jonah Keri thinking about the worst GM of all time.
Keri combined Cam Bonifay and Captain Dave Littlefield and ranked them sixth.
A little low in our opinion,but I cannot really argue against the five that are ahead of them.
To each their own.

Watching Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers run up the middle with little problem last night in Oregon State's upset of USC makes me think that maybe a healthy Chris Wells might have made more of a difference than I thought originallly after the Trojans trouncing of Ohio State.
The Trojans were too strong that night still ,in my opinion,but now there is at least food for thought.

The Ashland Arrows (1-4) attempt to stop their losing skid against the West Holmes Knights at home tonight in Ashland.

Until tomorrow
Vernon:RedMan Tobacco


The Bag of Health and Politics said...

Sarah Palin looks like I would if I tried to play Major League Baseball. In other words, terrible.

The Os/Rays one dollar double header was enjoyable. The Os are really bad. I think the Os might actually be worse than the Nats...They looked about as good as the '07 second half Suns team...

Shawn said...

Baltimore at least has a few young players in their lineup.
Washington is just awful bad to have such an old team...