It was a Ruthian effort. Yovani Gallardo allowed zero runs and whiffed 11 in seven innings and hit a solo jack for the only run of the game.
Ian Snell was the hard luck loser. He matched Gallardo’s zeroes through six innings before allowing the solo homer to the opposing pitcher.
The Pirates didn’t have a base runner until Andy LaRoche doubled in the fifth. The Pirates put two runners on in the 7th courtesy of an error and a walk. Both were stranded, obviously.
No complaints about Snell. He whiffed Ryan Braun thricely.
Gallardo is good, but is he that good? Let’s hope that Nate McLouth and Ryan Doumit come back soon.
Former Bucco Chris Duffy collected his first hit since 7/27/07.