The Dodgers broke open a scoreless game with ten runs in the final four frames. Ted Lilly pitched six innings and kept the Pirates in check for the win.
Through five innings Kevin Correia and Lilly matched each other. Combine the two offenses only sent one man past first base. That all changed in the sixth. With two outs Jamey Carroll and Aaron Miles both reached on a single. Andre Ethier singled home Carroll. Matt Kemp delivered the big blow - a three run bomb to put LA up 4-0.
The Pirates appeared to be getting to lilly in their half of the sixth. Andrew McCutchen led off with a homer. Jose Tabata doubled and moved over on a ground ball before scoring on a sac fly from Neil Walker.
The Dodgers got one of those runs back in the seventh. Rod Barajas doubled and then scored when Jerry Sands grounder bounced off Correia. Steve Pearce made an errant toss trying to get Sands, allowing Barajas to score. Correia exited in favor of Daniel Moskos 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.