From the baseball-reference.com blog: games in which both teams recorded one or fewer hits.
My response: all hail the play index.
April 24, 2010 • 3:40 pm 0
Recently, Rob Neyer catalogued the woes of the Pirates’ starting rotation.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Dejan Kovacevic reported Pirates’ GM Neal Huntington’s thoughts on the shellacking the Buccos’ starters have received:
The Pirates, their 7.23 staff ERA and the lack of attractive options in the minors would appear to make them a prime candidate for outside additions, but Huntington made clear that those are unlikely. His stated preference is to wait for Ross Ohlendorf to return from his back pain, expected near month’s end, and to have highly erratic Charlie Morton get straightened out.
“Ohlendorf is around the corner, and Morton will get better,” Huntington said. “And, like almost every other club in baseball, we will piece together the final rotation spot, at least until Hart or Lincoln is ready to go.”
Of signing a free agent, Huntington said, “By the time we could sign and stretch out one of the free agent options, we’ll have internal solutions.”
These realties, of course, are nothing new. The Pirates have been a poor team for a while.* In fact, they last finished over .500 in 1992. Then again, you likely know this already.
|By Season Half|
|Blowouts (5+ Runs)|
Scored 57 runs, Allowed 115 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 3-13