Correia was impressive again in picking up the victory.
I will readily admit that I didn't see this coming. The Pirates won easily and took three of four from the Reds in Cincinnati. Tonight's game was a good mix of outstanding pitching and a team effort on offense. It all added up to an easy peasy win.
Just as in yesterday's game, the Reds starter - in tonight's game it was Travis Wood - ran into trouble in the first inning. A walk to Jose Tabata and three straight singles from Matt Diaz, Neil Walker and Steve Pearce made it 2-0. Chris Snyder's two out single gave Kevin Correia a three run cushion before he'd even thrown a pitch.
Correia pitched a dandy. The only blemish came in the second. Scott Rolen bounced one into the stands for a double. He went to third on a passed ball from Snyder. He scored when Pearce made an error on a ball off the bat of Jonny Gomes. Correia would surrender just two walks and no more hits through seven innings. He gave up a two out, two run homer...
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.