Four in a row improves the current high moment to .457, or 16-19. This is a 74-win pace.
Tom Gorzelanny and Chuck James tonight at seven.
Ian Snell and Tom Glavine tonight at seven.
The sweep of the Giants was sweet, especially since they come away with their ace to open the next series. That's how you want it done. On the other hand, you'd like to be better than four games under .500. Any season will have its ups and downs, and winning three straight to attain .441 is not much of an up. Here's hoping Snell can keep the Pirates on a roll tonight.
In other news, Nyjer Morgan has been demoted. And the Pirates made a pretty good low-risk pick-up in acquiring Jason Michaels from the Indians.
Ian Snell and Tim Redding at one-thirty.
These two pitchers are defying expectations. Snell should be getting better results with his stuff. Redding has been winning more games than his peripherals suggest he should.
In other news, Sean Burnett got the call, and the Pirates designated Evan Meek, the Post-Gazette reports.
The Pirates are six games under at 12-18.