And there’s still a baseball game tonight

Jeff Karstens and Anibal Sanchez take the mound at 7:05 tonight. It’s certainly not a favorable pitching matchup for us with the way Karstens has opened his season, but Sanchez has a deceivingly low ERA given his high WHIP and walk rate. The Pirates haven’t strung two good offensive performances together yet this year and they’ll be pressed to do it against Sanchez tonight without Doumit in the lineup, but they’re going to have to get used to that. If they’re going to beat him tonight, they’re going to do it by drawing some walks and making him throw a lot of pitches. If we’re swinging at everything, we’re probably going down with much of a fight again.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.