Ohlendorf's home run struggles are a big concern for the 2011 season.
Stop me if you've heard this story before. The Pirates have a pitcher. This pitcher puts up a great performance one year, breaking out as a surprise contributor for the rotation. But the surprise breakout performance is a one time thing. The following year the pitcher struggles. The year after that there is hope that the pitcher can rebound to that one good season that put him on the map. Soon enough, we realize that the one good season was a fluke.
Recognize that story? You might remember this as the case of every single pitcher that has had a good year since Doug Drabek left town. And Ross Ohlendorf may be next on the list.
Ohlendorf's struggles this Spring continued tonight against the Baltimore O...
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