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Game #94 vs. Rockies

Game #94 vs. Rockies

PNC Park | 12:35 | Snell vs. Jeff Francis | Box

Brooms.
Jeff Francis held the Pirates to two runs through seven innings, the heart of the Pirates' order went 2 for 12 with four strikeouts, and the Rockies finished off the series sweep, 5-3.
Ian Snell allowed 5 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings.  He allowed two home runs, one each to Brad Hawpe and Todd Helton, while striking out six batters.  Only two of his past five starts meet the quality standard.
Still, it was the same old song and dance.  The offense didn't contribute (save solo shots from Freddy Sanchez and Adam LaRoche), and so the Pirates were doomed from the outset.  We'd need to have a staff full of Cy Young candidates to have a chance to win consistently with our current lineup.
With a lefty on the hill, Rajai Davis and Ronny Paulino earned playing time.  Davis hit well (2 for 4) but made two outs on the basepaths (he was both picked off and caught stealing).  Paulino went 0 for 3 and stranded two runners.  Those who are clamori...

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