Los Angeles vs. Pittsburgh, 11 April 2006


Seo, Snell (MLB.com)

7:05 PM, FSNP, KDKA

Jae Seo (0-0, 9.00) vs. Ian Snell (0-0, 7:20).

Some interesting numbers:

1-7: Pirates' record

5: Greatest number of losses for any other team in the majors. (In fairness, the Bucs have played more games than any other team, but still... the Pirates are tied for the lowest number of wins, too.)

5: Number of games Jeromy Burnitz has started so far this year against lefties, despite the statistical and visual evidence that suggests he should not be doing so. Forget his two weak grounders for singles against lefties on Monday and consider that he had a .713 OPS against them last year. The opinion that follows is largely based on only a handful of games, but he also seems to struggle to identify pitches against lefties and therefore often does not hit them with much authority. Meanwhile, lefty-masher Craig Wilson remains on the bench. Isn't Jim Tracy supposed to be known for exploiting platoon advantages? What's more important here, validating the ownership's stupid decisions or winning baseball games? And yes, that's a rhetorical question.

.250: Humberto Cota's OPS after five games. Please, Ryan Doumit, play better defense so the Bucs will put your bat in the lineup.

4.66: Victor Santos' ERA, the lowest among Pirate starters.

Box Score: Ryan Doumit starts at catcher; Craig Wilson is at first.

...The Pirates got behind early but have roared back and are now up 7-6.

...Pirates win!

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