The Pirates weren’t nearly as lucky in the second game of their doubleheader against the Braves. Proving that he’s only considered a starting prospect because he was drafted so high, John Van Benschoten was shelled all the way back to Indianapolis. (He was demoted after the game.)
Tim Hudson continues his excellent season with the Braves, and had little difficulty dispatching the Pirates, allowing only 1 run over seven innings.
The Pirates did commit 2 more errors, bringing their total for the day to 6. It might be time for some fielding practice, or this strange run of winning for Pittsburgh might end.
The Cardinals are up next for Pittsburgh. Tonight at 8:15pm EDT, Phil Dumatrait starts against Kyle Lohse, in a thrilling battle of ex-Reds.