Is it wrong to get excited when Zach Duke pitches like I did in 2005? He went 8-1/3 inning, allowing just one run, five singles, a triple and a pair of walks. He picked up his third win and dropped his ERA to 2.65.
The Pirates strung together a bunch of hits against starter Shawn Hill (who left with an arm injury) and reliever Josh Geer. The Pirate hitters tallied 14 knocks with Craig Monroe (three hits and three RBI) and Freddy Sanchez (three hits and three runs scored) pacing a balanced attack.
Duke. I keep waiting for the wheels to fall off.
Sanchez stroked his league leading ninth double.
Monroe has nine RBIs in 23 ABs. If you extrapolate that to a 500 AB season, that is almost 200 RBI. Not too shabby.
Injuries. Both Jack Wilson (finger) and Nate McLouth (oblique) wer...
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