Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Intersquad action

They played some baseball today.

Brad Eldred hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat off Sean Burnett, a blast off the roof of the clubhouse beyond left-center field. Nate McLouth hit a three-run home run off Shane Youman. Luis Matos made two fine defensive plays in the outfield, including throwing out Andrew McCutchen at the plate when McCutchen tried to score from second on a single.

Neil Walker made no errors in his first game at third base since converting from catcher.

Burnett started but failed to make it through an inning, running up 28 pitches and giving up four consecutive hits before the half-inning was called off.

That's Dejan Kovacevic reporting for the Post-Gazette.

Young starter throws 28 pitches and fails to make it out of the first inning! It's exhilarating. I'm kinda drunk just thinking about it.

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