Game 110: Alvarez Rescues Bullpen

Game 110: Alvarez Rescues Bullpen

I feel bad for Ross Ohlendorf. He's had a season marred by injury, comebackers hitting him and poor run support. He pitched well again only to watch the bullpen blow a three run 9th inning lead. I wish I could give him a do-over.

Ohlendorf went six plus and allowed two runs. Only one was earned. Colorado never got more than one hit off him in any frame. In the third shoulda been an all-star Carlos Gonzalez tripled and scored on a sac fly from Troy Tulowitzki. Leading off the 7th Brad Hawpe singled and moved to second on a throwing error from Lastings Milledge. Wil Ledezma relieved, followed by Chris Resop, and Hawpe moved up one base on each of two infield ground outs, scoring on a grounder from Miguel Olivo.

In between Rockies tallies, the Pirates took the lead. After failing to score w...

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