Analysis

Game #137: Bucs Losing Streak Ends at 10

Game #137: Bucs Losing Streak Ends at 10

Great American Ball Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Aaron Harang | Box
It had to end sometime. And tonight it did. Ian Snell allowed just one earned run over six innings and four Pirate relievers combined to throw three no-hit innings to back a just-barely-there offense.
Brandon Moss had three hits, including a homer that was followed by a homer from Andy LaRoche to aid the offense. Adam LaRoche had a homer taken away by super-bust Corey Patterson.
Aaron Harang gave up all three Pirate runs for the loss. Matt Capps threw a perfect ninth for the save.
In the milestone department, Luis Cruz made his ML debut by starting at short and collected his first ML hit.

Pre-Game Thoughts
The Pirates are slumping. The Reds are coming off a sweep that allowed them to put 3.5 games between themselves and the cellar dwelling Pirates. Into Cincy come the Pirates facing Aaron Harang. This season has gone from one of tough luck to one of mediocrity. The first time the Pirates saw Harang this year, he was 2-6 w...

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