Remember when Prince Fielder said he didn't know who Delwyn Young was? Well I bet Prince knows who he is now after he is pretty much beating the Brewers by himself. I even heard rumours that Delwyn introduced himself after his first inning home run.
Here is the box score and here is the recap.
Ross the boss was deal today in keeping up with his solid home starts. As I talked about in the pre game post Ross was 7-2 at PNC Park before today's game and he continued his home success today. Ohlendorf went seven strong yielding one run and scattering five hits. Just a solid all around performance where Ross threw 17 of his 26 first pitches for strikes and threw 67 of his 103 pitches for strikes. That is Ohlendorf's 11th win of the season.
Andy LaRoche got the start in the four hole today and did a pretty nice job if I do say so. He went 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI. Delwyn Young and Lastings Milledge each went deep for the Pirates as they each had a hit and he also drove in two runs.
Much has been made about the struggles at the plate. Milledge is only hitting .227 since being called up to the Bucco's. I just feel that we need to give Milledge a little more time. In my opinion this year is going to be a wash. Lets see how he goes through a whole off season and how he prepares himself for next season. He is only 25 and he has a ton of upside and I would love to see him break of of this slump and help the team out. If he can pull out I can see him hitting behind Cutch. Outside of his awful outfield skills I am still quietly optimistic.
All in all, I hate the Brewers and am glad they are not winning. They really think that major league baseball owes them something and they need to come to the reality that they are out of it already. I do realize that the Pirates are going to set the record for losing seasons but there are a few things I am glad for. 1) I am not from West Virginia, 2) I am not from Ohio and 3) I am not a Brewers fan.