The Pirates wrapped up their second home series of the season yesterday, dropping two out of three games to the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The offense (or lack thereof) continues to be the story to the Bucs’ young season. They managed a total of only four runs in the three games against the Cardinals, spoiling strong pitching performances by starters once again.
The Colorado Rockies are now in Pittsburgh for the first of three games tonight at PNC Park. Whether or not they’ll get the game in tonight is another question, as rain and/or snow is expected for Pittsburgh and the surrounding area through today and Tuesday. If postponed, it’s likely the game could be made up on Thursday, which is an off-day for both teams.
Rockies (8-7) vs. Pirates (6-9)
About the Rockies…
8-7 Record, 2nd In N.L. West
Last Series: 2-1 Series Victory @ Milwaukee Brewers
4/23 – Jamie Moyer (COL) (1-2, 2.55 ERA, 6 K, 4 BB, WHIP 1.30) vs. Kevin Correia (PIT) (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 5 K, 3 BB, WHIP 0.83)
4/24 – Juan Nicasio (COL) (1-0, 6.19 ERA, 12 K, 6 BB, WHIP 1.44) vs. James McDonald (PIT) (0-1, 3.45 ERA, 6 K, 6 BB, WHIP 1.21)
4/25 – Jhoulys Chacin (COL) (0-1, 4.80 ERA, 14 K, 9 BB, WHIP 1.40) vs. Charlie Morton (PIT) (0-1, 3.60 ERA, 8 K, 3 BB, WHIP 1.40)
Quote From Both Sides:
[box_dark] “It’s always nice to be able to get on a flight and have fun and be able to smile and chat. It’s a good time when you get on a flight after you win.” [/box_dark]
–Michael Cuddyer after their series-clinching victory over Milwaukee yesterday
[box_dark] “All you can do is battle. Runs will come and right now they’re just now coming. You keep doing what you can and put zeroes up there.” [/box_dark]
–Erik Bedard on the Pirates’ offensive struggles this season
The Pirates are 3-3 at PNC Park so far this season, and will look for their second home series victory of the year. Check back here for recaps and reactions to every Pirates’ game from us, the Fans From The Stands.
Let’s Go Bucs!