Turner Field | 1:05 | Maholm vs. Buddy Carlyle | Box
The ball always finds the new guy.
This afternoon, the new guy was Jose Castillo. He'd earned just six starts at the hot corner to date this season. His seventh wasn't lucky.
Castillo's fifth-inning throwing error proved to provide the Braves' winning run, and time and again he looked uncomfortable fielding the position. Since Jose Bautista will be out for the next two weeks, it's imperative that Castillo settles in at third. Our ground ball pitchers will ensure that he gets more than his fair share of chances.
Buddy Carlyle threw eight strong innings, Edgar Renteria went 4 for 5 from the second spot in Atlanta's order, and the Braves sunk the Pirates, 5-1.
Paul Maholm allowed two earned runs through six---another quality start---and he likely could've gone out for the seventh. Paul did more than enough to earn a win today, but instead he was saddled with his 12th loss.
The Pirates' offense is bordering on pathetic. The black ...
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.