by Zane Heiple
|Photo by AP
S.O.B. For some us this stands as a phrase to help us deal with a frustrating moment in life. For Pittsburgh Pirates fans this stands for Same Old Buccos, which is what we were all saying after today’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers and another sweep at Miller Park. This defeat was the 36th in 39 appearances in Milwaukee for the Buccos.
The lone run he gave up came with two outs and Joel Hanrahan on the mound. With a runner on second, Hanrahan would strike out Nyjer Morgan, but the ball would get away from Michael McKenry, allowing runners to be on first and third. This led to Ryan Braun hitting a single that would tie the game, and ultimately send it to extras.
S.O.B. is just what this game was, great starting pitching wasted by a lack of offense. A 2-4 road trip was unfortunate, since the Buccos lost the last two games of the trip by one run apiece. Pittsburgh will head home to begin three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 with James McDonald starting for the Pirates and Jake Westbrook on the bump for the Cardinals.
Record vs. N.L. Central: 25-23
Record on the Road: 30-31
Overall Record: 56-63
Let’s Go Bucs!!!