The Pirates battled San Fran on Friday and Mother Nature the rest of the weekend
It appears as if I chose a good weekend to be away from Pirates baseball. Two of the three games were postponed, and I might not have been able to stomach Friday's game. I actually vomited twice just while reading the recap. I commented last week on the fact that both offenses had been terrible early in 2007. While the Giants make Zach Duke look like Jimmy Anderson, the Pirates followed the script, as Russ Ortiz made his case for the 2007 Cy Young award. It sounds like it was a good game to miss.
The Bucs are in St. Louis tonight to open a two-game series with the Cardinals. Ian Snell takes the hill and will face Anthony Reyes. Maybe the couple of days off will be what the Pirates' offense needed to break out of their ridiculous early season slump. Coverage will resume on this site beginning with tonight's game.
This is off the topic, but please pray for the folks at Virginia Tech. They were struck with a terrible tragedy today, and I can not even begin to imagine what the university is going through right now.