The San Diego Padres got five hits and two runs as they score a come from behind victory of the Pirates in a rare day game Saturday afternoon at PNC Park. And when I say come from behind I mean the Pirates muster a first inning run and then manage no runs the rest of the day as the pen blows another lead.
The Pirates only managed five hits as their offensive woes continue. Cutch, Cedeno, Milledge, Moss, and (gasp) Bixler had a hit. Any time you waste a game when Bixler both has a hit and no strikeouts you are wasting a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Ross Ohlendorf continues to just get the job done and continues to go out and throw great games. He went five innings and gave up only the one run and struck out five. Ohlendorf only threw 94 pitches in the loss. I am not really going to say anything about him not continuing as I would rather see them cut his innings back then blow out his arm trying to win a meaningless game getting another 20 pitches out of him against the Padres.
As Roco Demaro brought up on Twitter during the game that in his last ten starts Ohlendorf has supported a 2.77 ERA and only a 1.09 WHIP. Ohlendorf is 3-3 during that stretch. The Pirates have scored three or less runs in six of his last ten starts. No woner he only has three wins in his last ten dispite the solid numbers.
The quest to 100 continues as the Pirates are now 56-90.