Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pirates Bats Fall Short Again In 4-2 Loss

Well, the shouting was just about over by the time Kevin Correia and Bartolo Colon worked their opening frames; it was 3-2 Yankees. Charlie Morton gave up a solo shot, and that was all she wrote: New York 4, Pittsburgh 2.

Correia had another shaky outing, giving up three runs on six hits in four innings. He struck out four and walked three. Morton did OK again, giving up just the one run in his three frames on two hits and collecting 2 Ks. Jose Veras pitched a scoreless inning, though he was touched for two hits.

The Buc runs came on a Steve Pearce sac fly and a Chris Snyder single in the second. The Pirates collected nine hits, but were 1-for-8 RISP and struck out 16 times (Chris d'Arnaud whiffed three times; four other Bucs went down on strikes twice.) Andrew McCutchen and Matt Diaz had two hits each.

Josh Fields and Matt Diaz stole bases; McCutch got caught. Andrew Lambo picked up his second outfield assist of the spring, gunning a runner at third.

Pittsburgh will host the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05 PM tomorrow in the spring's only night game at McKechnie Field. The game will be aired on FSN. Paul Maholm is scheduled to throw four frames, with Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, Jeff Karstens and Tony Watson also penciled in to throw an inning.

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