A rough sixth inning caused Correia's first loss on the year.
If the Pirates are able to edge close to a .500 season (oh what sweet dream), we will look back on this game as one that got away. I'd like to say that this was a pitcher's duel. The box score won't say that it was. I'd also like to say that the Pirates won this one. The box score won't say that, either. Instead, five innings of hitless baseball were chucked by Kevin Correia with only a loss to show for it. Shaun Marcum matched him in those early frames an ultimately prevailed after Milwaukee scored four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
Correia walked Rickie Weeks to open the game and then set down the next twelve Beer men in succession. He walked Casey McGehee leading off the fifth. But he was caught stealing and through five innings, Correia had faced just one over the minimum and allowed no knocks. Shaun Marcum had a perfect game through four innings. He gave up consecutive singles to Lyle Overbay and ...
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.