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Game #81 vs. Nationals

Game #81 vs. Nationals

PNC Park | 1:35 | Maholm vs. Mike Bacsik | Box

Paul Maholm might be the first to 20. Losses, that is. Randy's studied 20-loss seasons. According to him, Murry Dickson was the only player to lose 20 games while playing for the Pirates---he did so in 1952. Join the club, Paulie?
Sad thing is, Maholm's been pitching well. He's developing into a solid, back of the rotation starter. Littlefield wasn't expecting David Price when he took Paul in the first round of the 2003 draft. He wanted a low-risk innings eater, and that's what he's gotten.
Maholm (4-11) has thrown seven innings or more in six of his last eight starts. His ERA in June was 3.74.
On Sunday, Paul allowed 9 hits and 1 walk in 7 innings, striking out 5 and yielding 3 runs. That's a pretty solid line from him, but it won't...

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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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