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Gorzelanny Haunts Pirate Hitters


Tom Gorzelanny allowed just one run in five solid innings as Chicago took advantage of the Pirates poor offense to beat tough luck starter Zach Duke.Gorzy whiffed 8 and allowed just three singles in five innings.

Duke was good, as usual. He allowed three runs in 7-1/3 on nine hits. He struck out three and walked just one. Jeff Baker did most of the damage with a first inning RBI single and a solo tater leading off the 7th.

The Good

Steve Pearce had two of the Pirates five hits. He also stole a base.


The Bad

The offense.

The losing.

The Rest

This club will have to go 17-29 the rest of the way to avoid 100 losses. If I was to place a bet, my money would be on triple digit ‘L’s.

Gorzy had reached 8 whiffs in just two other games in his career. Most recently was 6-29-08 against Tampa. Quite obviously, he had never faced the Pirates before.

Pearce’s stolen base was his first since 9/23/09.

Duke is 1-6 in his last nine starts. The Pirates have scored more than three runs in just one of those.



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