Friday, April 6, 2012

Pirates anemic offense dooms opening day....

The first two Pittsburgh Pirates to see the plate against Philadelphia Phillie ace Roy Halladay reached base.
There would be no more base hits on this day for the Pirates,who lost to the visiting Phillies 1-0.
Erik Bedard was the hard luck loser (0-1) allowing the only run over seven innings.
The Pirates take today off before hosting Philadelphia for the weekend to conclude the series.

Pirate Hooks

1) Not a ton of notes on a game that saw two hits and a general lack of offense,but the one encouraging note was the performance of Erik Bedard,who was very effective in his Pirate debut.
I thought Bedard was a gamble before the off season signing only because of his health questions,not because of his pitching...

2) Erik Bedard may not throw as hard as he did in his Baltimore days,but he is such a smart pitcher and he has a super curveball.
I bet Pittsburgh might be the highest team in the league to post third strike curveballs between Bedard and James McDonald.
Talk about an obscure stat to make up....

3) Not much to note offensively from either side when the only run is scored on a sac fly.

4) Neil Walker did not have a hit in the game,but he made a nice play defensively in throwing out Ty Wigginton behind shortstop. Walker will hopefully continue to make strides defensively in order to help what looks to be a less than average defensive infield.

That's all folks that I have to add on this one.
I am hoping to see most of tomorrow night's Hagerstown Suns-West Virginia Power game,which I am hoping to see Stetson Allie get the start,but the starting pitchers have not been announced as of this writing....

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