Finale in Florida

Ross Ohlendorf and Ricky Nolasco go at 1:10 today. The Pirates are without Freddy Sanchez again, the Marlins are without Hanley Ramirez. Nolasco has really settled in in the last month and looked a lot like the young ace the Marlins expect him to be. Ohlendorf has made two good starts in a row since his debacle against Colorado and he turned a great start in against Florida in April, tossing seven shut-out innings and striking out five. If he can mix and match his breaking pitches with his fastball like he did against the Cubs, he could have a lot of success against the Marlins lineup without Ramirez.

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.