Heart of Glass
The story was more or less the same, with some variations. The Pirates took the lead early this time, with yet another Xavier Nady homer. Jason Jennings was on the receiving end of the dinger, and he was able to recompose himself, until finishing tossing six quite acceptable (not outstanding) episodes; fanning six.
Carlos Lee brought home his first run of the year, and Jason Lane went yard, after being in the lineup due to an injury by Luke Scott. The bullpen didn’t bring it with them this time either, and Chad Qualls and Dan Wheeler couldn’t help Pittsburgh from scoring in the eighth with singles by Ronny Paulino and Nady.
To be honest, the Pirates had some great pitching with them this time, and unlike Houston, had a solid bullpen which ensured the Pittsburgh victory, 3-2. Will the Astros call Round Rock early? I always thought of the pitching staff this season as a game of musical chairs, with hurlers coming and going in a dynamic fashion. Will that be the case?