It has been an ugly descent into mediocrity for Dontrelle Willis. A player who used to play with such enthusiasm. I hope he can recover the form that he once had. In the meantime, the Pirates took advantage of his wildness (8 walks) to score six runs off him in 3-2/3 IP. It could've been much worse. D-Train got out of a third inning bases loaded none out jam.
Robinzon Diaz drove home three with a first inning sac fly and a two run single in the fourth after Willis was pulled in favor of Zach Miner.
Ross Ohlendorf was the recipient of early support. He allowed just two hits and two walks in four innings of effort. Steven Jackson gave up two runs in relief before the Grabow/Capps combo nailed down the win.
Impressive start for Ohlendorf. It was the third time this year he let up two hits in a start.
Starting in RF Delwyn Young had three singles.
Bucs hitters collected 11 walks.
Bucs left 14 men on base.
Young has a streak of six straight starts with ...
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.