Thursday, June 25, 2009

Around The Horn: 6/25/09

A couple quick hits today. Not really sure if I will get to get a recap of the Bucs game tonight so I just wanted to drop a few lines of things that were going on today.

In about an hour and a half the Bucs will take on the Indians for the last game of the series tonight. Cliff Lee (4-6, 2.94 ERA) will take on Ross Ohlendorf (6-6, 4.94 ERA). In his last start Ohlendorf took a 7-3 loss at Colorado. He went five innings giving up six runs on five hits. He will need to be much better than that tonight. Despite the 4-6 record Cliff Lee has given up more than three runs in one of his last 10 starts and won his last two decisions.

This will be interested to see which Pirate team shows up tonight. The team that got rocked in game one which the Pirates lost 5-4 (the score does not indicate the domination that the Indians put on the Pirates) or the team who brought out the bats in a 10-6 win.

Per the PG and per Pat at WHYGAVS, Ian Snell was sent down to AAA Indianapolis and it actually might have been asked for by Snell. Click the link to read more.

Pedro Alverez and Brad Lincoln were selected to play in the Futures game for All-Star weekend in St. Louis. Good for those two. Nice to see the Pirates final have some “futures”.

The Penguins ratings for game seven of the Cup Finals were just ridiculous.

The Pensblog, via Faceoff Factor, gives us a nice look at what the Penguins might take in this years draft.

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