RFK Stadium | 7:05 | Chacon vs. Mike Bacsik | Box
It looked as if the Pirates were trying to lose this one. Ugly wins still count the same as 10-0 blowouts, though, so I couldn't care less. Raise the Jolly Roger!
Chacon wasn't great, but he out-pitched Bacsik. Damaso Marte, Jonah Bayliss and John Grabow left something to be desired, but they weren't flat-out terrible. Salomon Torres and Matt Capps were perfect in the eighth and ninth. One more go-to arm in the bullpen would be a much-appreciated stress reliever from my point of view. The good version of John Grabow, the one that gets both lefties and righties out---where has he gone?
The offense came alive despite Tracy's use of a rather curious leadoff hitter. Jimbo refused to start Rajai Davis in September last year, but now th...
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