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Game #135: Suppan, Cameron Bop Bucs

Game #135: Suppan, Cameron Bop Bucs

PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Jeff Suppan | Box
I'm posting this before it is over. The Brewers just tacked on three in the 9th to make it 11-3.
Jeff Suppan went seven innings and allowed just three hits. One of those hits was a two run dinger from Brandon Moss.
Paul Maholm's day was ruined by a five run fifth in which Milwaukee batted around. Mike Cameron popped a three run homer for the big blow in that frame.
I'm not really sure what I expected. With Jason Bay and Xavier Nady gone, everyone and their Geico cavemen knew the Pirates offense would struggle. But this has been truly ugly. Both Adam LaRoche and Nate McLouth are hitting less than .250 for the month. The only thign to look forward to is to see what happens when the rosters expand on 9/1.

Pre-Game Thoughts
If Paul Maholm allows more than one run tonight, he will not get the win. With the Pirates offense continuing to flounder win the wake of losing 2/3 of the starting outfield, no hurler has suffered more than Maholm. In fi...

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