Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bucs Lose 7-2; Send J-Mac Out Tonight

The Bucs lost to LA last night 7-2; Jeff Locke failed to impress in his second start, leaving too many pitches up and lasting but three innings, giving up three runs on five hits with two walks. He got the hook after a 33-pitch third inning.

The bullpen was even less impressive. D-Mac gave up three straight singles, one an iffy infield hit. Chris Resop came on and gave up a three run blast to James Loney. The Pirates scored on a misplayed DP ball and Alex Presley's third homer of the year. Pittsburgh K'ed 12 times and was 0-for-8 with RISP. 'Nuff said about that.

J-Mac takes the hill against Ted Lilly and his former teammates tonight. The Buc lineup will be Alex Presley LF, Chase d'Arnaud SS, Andrew McCutchen CF, Derrek Lee 1B, Ryan Ludwick RF, Brandon Wood 3B, Josh Harrison 2B, Mike McKenry C, James McDonald P.

McCutch got the day off yesterday, and Neil Walker will get one today.

  • The Bucs are shutting down Jose Tabata for the rest of the season. He'll stay with the team while rehabbing.
  • Ex-Buccos C Eric Kratz and OF Brandon Moss were called up from AAA Lehigh Valley to the Phils yesterday.
  • Congrats to Jimmy Leyland. His Tigers clinched the AL Central division title last night.


Anonymous said...

I think you meant to say Daniel McCutchen gave up three straight singles, NOT Moskos.

Ron Ieraci said...

You're absolutely right; Moskos came on to bail D-Mac out. My bad; mixed up the Daniels. Thanks, I'll fix up the game story.