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Ohlendorf, Adam LaRoche Take Series from San Diego

Ohlendorf, Adam LaRoche Take Series from San Diego

Ross Ohlendorf settled in after allowing a two run bomb to Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning. He pitched into the 8th and gave way after giving up a pinch hit homer leading off the 8th to Edgar Gonzalez.
The Pirates offense worked early off Jake Peavy to erase the 2-0 deficit. Robinson Diaz drove in a pair of runs in the fourth with a two out single. Adam LaRoche hit a three run dinger in the next frame to break the tie.
Freshly recalled Brian Bixler stroked a two run double in the 8th and LaRoche homered again (solo) in the 8th for the final tally.
Ohlendorf gave up just five hits in his 7+ innings. He walked three and whiffed two.
The Good
Ohlendorf's effort will be accepted all year long. Count me surprised at the early impact of the pitching staff.
Adam LaRoche is not just having a decent April. He's actually having a good April. I was hoping for something other than a total bust. This is June/July type of production from him.
Don't look now buy Andy LaRoche's average i...

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