The punt game

Long story short: the lock at my apartment got jammed shut last night and no one answered the emergency maintenance number, so I couldn't get into my apartment and as a result didn't see much of last night's game besides Rickie Weeks's homer that sealed the deal for Milwaukee. There were home runs, bad pitching, the Pirates lost at Miller Park. Frankly, I've heard that story before and don't really care to read the details of how it happened again. 

Today, Jeanmar Gomez gets his first start in a Pirate uniform. I don't understand why Francisco Liriano's being kept in Triple-A and Jeanmar Gomez is being given starts for the Pirates, but here we are. Travis Snider still isn't in the starting lineup for reasons that haven't been explained all that well as far as I can tell (something about discomfort in his side was mentioned a few days ago, but that's it), so that means that the Pirates will again start Jose Tabata and Brandon Inge against a righty. John McDonald's being thrown in for good measure. 

With this lineup on the field and Jeanmar Gomez pitching, all I want is for today's loss to be as painless as possible and for the Pirates to get the hell out of Milwaukee. Hiram Burgos starts for the Brewers. First pitch today is at 1:10. 

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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