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Porcello Beats Bucs with Arm, Bat

Porcello Beats Bucs with Arm, Bat

This was tough to swallow. A pitcher the Pirates passed on in favor of Daniel Moskos who is now 20 and a rookie in the Show not only beat the Pirates by allowing one run in seven innings, but also collected two hits and two RBIs. Oh, he hadn't actually come to bat in who knows how long. That man is Rick Porcello
Ian Snell might've deserved better. He went seven innings and gave up two runs, allowing 10 hits.
The Pirates lone run scored on double from Freddy Sanchez. Brandon Inge dingered late off of John Grabow.
The Good
This was the first time in seven outings that Snell allowed fewer than two runs.
The Bad
Ugh. The offense.
The Rest
The last pitcher to have two hits and two RBI in his first career appearance as a hitter was Jason Jennings way back in 2001 with Colorado.
This was Jim Leyland's first trip back to PNC since 7/2/06. At least his first trip back as manager.
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