It’s pretty funny that Aaron Harang and Stephen Strasburg have almost the same record and ERA (10-10, 3.87 and 11-10, 3.43). Most or all of those numbers will change a little today.
Unfortunately for our side, those numbers were even more similar until the past month, when one of these pitchers has been getting poleaxed. That pitcher is Harang. He’ll head to the hill today to try and avert a sweep by the team we used to dog like a rented Ford Taurus. I suspect there’s a sweep in the offing.
Speaking of resignation and frustration, last night’s 8th inning pretty well summed up the season, didn’t it? Down two runs, Bonifacio doubles to lead off. And, of course, the heart of the order fails to move him an inch. Like RJR Squeeze said, come on, Pirates, put us out of our misery.
No lineup posted yet, as it’s six hours to first pitch. I suspect BK will be in there. What difference could it make, really?
Lineup: Heyward, Gosselin SS, Freeman, Justin, Johnson, La Stella, Bethancourt, BK, Harang.