Game 156 Recap: Ohlendorf Rocked in Bucs Loss

Ross Ohlendorf was beaten badly. As Cincinnati based sports broadcaster Ken Broo might’ve said back in the day ‘He was pounded like a butcher pounds a piece of veal.’ Ohlendorf didn’t make it out of the third inning as Arizona quickly put the game away.

The continuation of Ohlendorf’s lost season got going right away. Willie Bloomquist and Aaron Hill both singled to start the inning. Then they pulled off a double steal. Justin Upton’s fly ball scored Bloomquist. Miguel Montero poked a tater and it was 3-0. Chris Young doubled and former Pirate Lyle Overbay walked. Then they pulled off a double steal. Thankfully Ryan Roberts grounder to Brandon Wood went for a fielder’s choice out at home and Gerardo Parra whiffed to end the inning.

The Pirates got one run back in the second when Ryan Ludwick homered.

But the third inning would be the undoing. Upton, Montero and Young all singled to start the inning, with Upton scoring on Young’s knock. After Overbay walked again to load the bases, Ohlendorf was pulled for Jared Hughes. Roberts doubled and two runs scored. One out later, opposing pitcher Wade Miley walked to re-load the bases. With two gone, Hill’s single scored two more runs to make it 8-1 Arizona.

Derrek Lee’s double scored Andrew McCutchen in the fourth. Lee added a solo homer in the sixth. Josh Harrison doubled in the seventh and scored on a wild pitch. Jason Jaramillo’s double in the eighth scored Neil Walker. That adds up to a total of five runs. Not enough.

Ohlendorf went two plus innings. He was charged with seven runs. He walked two and gave up seven hits. Wade Miley picked up the win by lasting five innings. He gave up five hits and a walk and was charged with two runs.

The Good
Daniel Moskos, Daniel McCutchen, Evan Meek and Chris Resop tossed five innings of two hit, shutout relief.

Lee had three hits, drove in two and scored once.

The Bad
Allowing two double steals in the same inning.


The Rest
In two previous outings against Arizona, Ohlendorf had allowed three earned runs in twelve innings. He is now 0-2 against the Snakes. This was rookie Wade Miley’s seventh career start and first career appearance against the Pirates.

Arizona’s five steals are the most they had in a game since 4/27/09. Bucs allowed five steals for the first time in 2011.

Lee has eight multi-hit games in 22 appearances as a Bucco.

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Randy Linville

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Lee may not want to be a Pirate, but his bat says otherwise.
    Ohlendorf has had a season where he looks like he’ll be a former Pirate.
    Why is Ludwig getting p.t.?
    ‘dro is flirting with .200. His recent ability to draw walks has apparently given him enough confidence to skip any winter ball.  

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