This club is 4-2 and needs just 78 more wins to a season above .500. Early returns on Kevin Correia are beyond my expectations. The Pirates starter and winner on Opening Day made his second outstanding start of the year. Correia limited St. Louis to five hits and two walks in seven shutout innings to run his record to 2-0 and drop his ERA to 1.38.
If there is a concern it is the lack of production. The Pirates collected five extra base hits among their 11 total knocks. But had trouble hitting with guys on as only three runs were tallied. Chris Carpenter never quite found a groove, but was never hurt enough to have the game get away from him. Pittsburgh put men on base in each of the first three innings with no one able to get past second base.
Pittsburgh put a run across in the fourth. Lyle Overbay singled and moved up on a throwing error on the play from Albert Pujols who was trying to throw him out at first. Ryan Doumit delivere...
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.