Game #75 at Los Angeles

Angel Stadium | 3:35 | Gorzelanny vs. Bartolo Colon | Box

Five in a row.  No post-game thoughts.  What can you say?  The Angels won another one in extras.
Read about the possibility of blowing the team up or acquiring Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  I really don’t feel like writing about another loss.  Think about the future.
Recaps
Pirates.com
SI.com
Pre-game Thoughts
Lots of numbers: Gorzelanny is 7-4 with a 3.01 ERA. Bartolo Colon is 6-3 with a 6.17 ERA. The Pirates have failed to score in 37 of the past 40 innings. Projected out to 162 games, our .419 winning percentage translates to 95 losses. You know, the same as in 2005. And 2006.
Gorzo will be asked to play the role of stopper this afternoon, just as Ian Snell was last evening. Hopefully he’ll do a better job. Originally, he was to face off against a Cy Young candidate, John Lackey. The Angels skipped Lackey in the rotation, though, opting to throw Colon against the Bucs.
In his last five starts, Colon has thrown 26.2 innings, allowing 46 hits and 29 runs. His ERA in three June outings is 8.44.
He also may be the ugliest player in professional baseball.

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Randy Linville

Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.

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