Yes, you read the title correctly. The Pirates win. Paul Maholm was just straight dealing today as the Pirates went down to Houston and won only their 19th road game of the season. Who woulda thought?
Every Pirate position player had a hit with Ryan Doumit having two hits.
Garrett Jones had one of the RBI's today. He has just been a machine. I really don't know if I am ready to jump on his band wagon. I want to see what he is like next year when he gets back. I hope he is good, it would be nice to get a good product from another team. Would give some hope to the player development guys in our system.
Maholm went eight innings and gave up six his while striking out two. That is the Maholm that I love to see. Throw strikes, get the job done. Matt Capps came in the ninth and gave up a home run to break up the shutout (lord knows we can't have that) but was able to piece together a save. Thank God the Pirates scored a second run or they probably would have lost.
It has been a tough time going for the Pirates this season but the games are winding down and we will likely have a top three pick in the draft next year. I believe we are like five or six games behind Washington so I don't think that is possible, but with this team you never know.