Game 9: Astros 6 Pirates 3

You know what’s a great way to douse hope after a promising start? Losing games started by Mike Hampton and Russ Ortiz.

There’s not a whole lot to take away from today’s game that’s position besides Adam LaRoche and Nyjer Morgan continuing to hit. Jeff Karstens stunk, Andy LaRoche followed his first hit of 2009 with a rally-killing double play, and we were generally neutered by a bad pitching staff after the second inning today. Games like today’s are games that make you just feel bad about being a Pirate fan.

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.

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