Saturday, April 25, 2009

Game 17: Pirates at Padres

Duke and Hill starting now. Craig Monroe batting third as McLouth rests again. Meek has been called up to replace Hansen, who will have more time to practice his staring on the DL.

Ziggy Hood

Steelers take Biggest Player Available DT Evander "Ziggy" Hood with their first pick. Ziggy's "fast off the line, blades through the gap and quickly locates the ball carrier" and "deftly uses an assortment of rush moves to put consistent pressure on quarterbacks in the pocket." Highlight reel here.

NFL draft

NFL draft going on. I would take an offensive lineman with my first pick. Then maybe a defensive lineman. Or vice versa.

Penguins up 4-3 in the 3rd.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Living the dream

In fifteen games, the Pirates have scored 20 more than they've allowed.

No game today. They play at San Diego this weekend and then at Milwaukee to close the month.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Game 15: Marlins at Pirates

Maholm vs. Ronny (pulling Nolasco's strings) at 12:35.

Doumit will miss 8-10 weeks after having metal added to his right hand. Nyarrgh.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Game 14: Marlins at Pirates

Karstens and Sanchez on Ronny Ballgame's birthday.

The 7-6 Bucs are one game out.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Game 13: Marlins at Pirates

Ohlendorf vs. Andrew Miller and Ronny Ballgame. RBG has led the Marlins to an 11-1 record, and is by some measures an early favorite for NL MVP.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Game 12: Braves at Pirates

Duke and Vazquez in an hour. The 6-5 Bucs are 1 game out of first.