Ed Eagle reports Freddy Sanchez will start today and tomorrow. I'm guessing he leads off. Lawton rests. Mackowiak plays center, Bay left. Restovich will probably start somewhere. Ward has struggled against lefties. Game on at seven. Scott Kazmir and Oliver Perez.
...Being five hundred is nothing to get excited about. It's how they've done it - how well they've played over the last five or six weeks. And how well they played yesterday.
I like nothing better than an 18-2 win.
Bot 1st: Pittsburgh
- J. Bay singled to left, F. Sanchez scored, R. Mackowiak to second
- D. Ward grounded out to first, R. Mackowiak scored, J. Bay to third, R. Doumit to second
- J. Castillo singled to right, J. Bay scored, R. Doumit to third
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
- R. Doumit doubled to left, F. Sanchez scored, J. Bay to third
- D. Ward singled to left, J. Bay scored, R. Doumit to third
- J. Castillo homered to deep left, R. Doumit and D. Ward scored
- F. Sanchez singled to third, J. Wilson scored, O. Perez to second
Bot 6th: Pittsburgh
- J. Castillo singled to left, J. Bay scored, R. Doumit to third
- H. Cota singled to right center, R. Doumit scored, J. Castillo to third
- J. Wilson singled to right, J. Castillo scored, H. Cota to second
Top 7th: Tampa Bay
- D. Hollins singled to right, J. Lugo scored, A. Huff to second
Bot 7th: Pittsburgh
- D. Ward hit sacrifice fly to right, R. Mackowiak scored
Top 8th: Tampa Bay
- C. Crawford singled to left center, N. Green scored
Bot 8th: Pittsburgh
- R. Mackowiak singled to right, H. Cota scored, B. Hill to second
- M. Restovich singled to right, B. Hill scored, R. Mackowiak to third
- R. Doumit tripled to deep center, R. Mackowiak and M. Restovich scored
- D. Ward singled to right, R. Doumit scored
Poetry. I left in the Tampa Bay parts for balance.