Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Highway to the "K" Zone, Bucs Lose

Before it even started, this game had a weird feel. Who are the 2007 Pirates? The Astros and Cards sweeps or the sweep at home against St. Louis? Could this be a real breakout team? Are we good? Do we still have Ryan Vogelsong? Why not?

Is Laroche breaking out?
Is Maholm ready to take it to the next level?
We Will?

Then Paul Maholm took the ball. And shit his pants.

I didn't even have time to find the channel before double, single, homer, 3-0. The 'same old' Pirates montage was brewing, especially on a big slide beyond the wall.

Look at that mustache. Clown.

Down 3-0, it's pretty easy to mail it in. But Jason Bay has pride. Canadian pride.

Bay goes deep, oppo style, then waves the Canadian flag in the dugout.

Bucco Wire would never boo this flag or it's anthem.


Down 3-1, the Bucs entered the "K" zone, and never came back.

- P. Maholm struck out looking

- R. Paulino struck out looking

- X. Nady struck out swinging
- R. Paulino struck out swinging
- J. Bautista struck out swinging

- P. Maholm struck out swinging

- J. Wilson struck out swinging

- X. Nady struck out swinging

- R. Paulino struck out looking

- A. LaRoche struck out swinging

- X. Nady struck out swinging

- J. Bautista struck out swinging

Get the point? The Pirates offense is disgusting. Awful. Terrible. Gross. Puke-inducing.

This game just had that feel. You just wanted to see if the Bucs could start to roll.

They didn't.

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