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Moehler's Arm, Maysonet's Bat Squelch Pirates

Moehler's Arm, Maysonet's Bat Squelch Pirates

What's worse:
Getting beaten down by a pitcher who hadn't gone the distance in nine years or
Giving up four hits to a player who had only three career knocks?
Well, they both happened tonight in Pittsburgh. Brian Moehler tossed a complete game - his first since 8-8-00 to get his second win of the year. He entered the contest with an unsightly 8.31 ERA. And in his lone 2009 start against the Pirates he was ripped to the tune of five runs and seven hits (back on 4-13-09). Moehler nearly tossed a shutout, but Jason Jaramillo drove in a 9th inning run.
In support of Moehler, the Houston offense had three base runners thrown out by Pirate outfielders. But rookie Edwin Maysonet had four hits, four RBIs and scored twice. He doubled twice, singled and homered. Pudge Rodriguez had three safeties as Houston tallied 15 hits overall. Maysonet came into the game with just three hits in his young ML career.
Ross Ohlendorf allowed four of the Astros six runs in five innings. He gave up eight hi...

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