Correia was impressive again in picking up the victory.
I will readily admit that I didn't see this coming. The Pirates won easily and took three of four from the Reds in Cincinnati. Tonight's game was a good mix of outstanding pitching and a team effort on offense. It all added up to an easy peasy win.
Just as in yesterday's game, the Reds starter - in tonight's game it was Travis Wood - ran into trouble in the first inning. A walk to Jose Tabata and three straight singles from Matt Diaz, Neil Walker and Steve Pearce made it 2-0. Chris Snyder's two out single gave Kevin Correia a three run cushion before he'd even thrown a pitch.
Correia pitched a dandy. The only blemish came in the second. Scott Rolen bounced one into the stands for a double. He went to third on a passed ball f...
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