Friday, April 15, 2005

Game 7: Pirates (4) @ Brewers (2)

This game was a vintage "Yosting", as ill-advised chances on the basepaths, accompanied by poor strategy, led to a loss to an inferior opponent. Mark Redman did his usual thing, dominating the Brewers for six innings, allowing just two first inning runs. Gary Glover posted a quality start in his first start at Miller Park, allowing three runs in six innings, while striking out six, walking two, and scattering eight hits. Glover has that "walking between raindrops" feel to him, and that's likely the way it will be all year. However, you have to like getting a start like that from your fifth starter. In order for the team to go .500, they will need at least league average pitching out of the fifth starter, and Glover is the most likely of the candidates to provide it. Outside of the first inning, the offense did little of anything, and when they were looking like they may score, a sacrifice attempt, hit-and-run attempt, and stolen base attempt were foiled. It may be time to stop playing with dead-ball era strategies, but apparently Ned refuses to simply let his best hitters do what they can do.

"Brew Grit" Player of the Game: Gary Glover (6 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 HR)

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