The Pirates and Cubs met for an afternoon game to make up the game that was rained out last Wednesday. The Bucs lost and the crowd was sparse. If Dana Eveland makes his Pirates debut and no one is there to see it, does it count in the standings?
Eveland didn’t pitch all that bad. He didn’t pitcha all that well. He went five innings and gave up three runs. The Cubs tallied in three different innings. He had no 1-2-3 innings. The Cubs offensive effort was led by Marlon Byrd (3 hits and 2 RBI), Jeff Baker (2 RBI) and Ryan Theriot (2 hits, 2 walks and 4 runs scored).
Carlos Silva was responsible for keeping the Pirates at Bay. He moved to 8-0 on the season. He went seven innings and allowed three doubles and a single to go with three walks. The Pirates managed just one run off him – a Jason Jaramillo sac fly. Jeff Stevens and Sean Marshall finished up. Marshall got a save for pitching in the 8th in a three run game. The Cubs got two in the 9th off of Joel Hanrahan.
Neil Walker hit his fifth double of his young season.
Chicago stole three bases. Jaramillo actually threw out Byrd trying to steal second.
This was the first time Theriot ever score four runs in a game.
Silva’s last appearance against the Pirates was in 2003. This was his first start against the Pirates and his second win.
Eveland had no decisions against the Wriglies in three prior appearances (all in relief)