Big Lead Sports Bar

4/22/2009

PIRATES COMPLETE THE SWEEP

Break out the brooms, Pittsburgh, because the Pirates just completed a three-game sweep of the previously 11-1 Florida Marlins. They didn't shut out the fish, but they did get six innings from Paul Maholm, who allowed four runs while earning his third victory of the young season. It was Pirates 7, Marlins 4, before an announced crowd of 10,655. How many people were really there is open to debate, as is usually the case.

The Buccos were paced by A&A LaRoche, Inc.: Adam had four hits, including three doubles, and Andy contributed a double and two RBI. Adam has raised his average to .304, considerably higher than his career .179 mark in the month of April. And after a ssssslowwww start, Andy has raised his average to .225, which isn't great, but is also a long way from .050.

The 9-6 Pirates, 1/2 game out of the NL Central lead, are off until Friday, when they travel to sunny San Diego for a three-game set with the 9-5 Padres. Your pitching matchups will be Ian Snell-Kevin Correia on Friday, Zach Duke-Shawn Hill on Saturday, and Ross Ohlendorf-Jake Peavy on Sunday.

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4 comments:

Suds said...

Root Root Root...I'm thinking a Pittsburgh Championship Sweep is in the cards...

Super Bowl Steelers
Stanley Cup Pens
World Series Pirates!

Get your tickets now!

Paul said...

Hey, Suds, let me get whatever it is that u r drinking or smoking. In a perfect world, that would be the scenario. 2 out of 3 of those events will come true, I believe that its even out of God's hands for the last one to come true.

Anyhoo, I'm buying whatever it is that u are selling. Let's watch Pittsburgh get put onto the sports map like never before.

BURGH08 said...

Hell, I'll be thrilled if they can stay relevent past the Fourth of July.

nuthinhere said...

^^^
Yup! I'd be thrilled if by the All Star break the Bucs would still be above .500!