April 5, 2008

Game 5 Pittsburgh vs Florida


Pittsburgh (2-2) LHP PAUL MAHOLM (10-15, 5.02 ERA in 2007)
Florida (2-2) LHP MARK HENDRICKSON (0-1, 10.80 ERA)
Game Time 7:10PM ET
XM XM 189, XM 174 (ESP)

Last Game:

A walkoff HR by Mike Jacobs in the 9th gave the Marlins a 5-4 victory over the Pirates.


  • In 2007, Maholm went 5-0 with a 2.15 ERA while pitching on four days rest.
  • Maholm worked at least 7.0 innings in four of his last six starts in 2007...He has posted an 8-3 record in the 13 games last season when he worked at
    least 7.0 innings in a game...He has gone 14-3 with a 2.72 ERA (169.0ip/51er) in 23 career starts when he tosses at least 7.0 frames in a game.
  • Bucco outfielder Nate McLouth swiped his first base of the season last night...He produced
    the best stolen base percentage in the major leagues last year, stealing 22-of-23 (96%)...Nate has now stolen 11 straight
    bases since being caught for the last time on August 26 at Houston by Brad Ausmus.


  • Outfielder Chris Duffy (rehabbing from left shoulder surgery) is on the 15-day disabled list.

Upcoming Games:

Sunday at Florida 1:10 RHP Ian Snell (0-0, 6.00 ERA) vs. RHP Rick VandenHurk (0-0, 9.00 ERA) NO TV
Monday vs. Chicago 1:35 LHP Ted Lilly (0-1, 7.71 ERA) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (0-1, 4.50 ERA) FSNP (HD)
Tuesday in Pittsburgh OFF DAY
Wednesday vs. Chicago 7:05 RHP Ryan Dempster (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. LHP Zach Duke (0-0, 3.18 ERA) FSNP (HD)
Thursday vs. Chicago 7:05 LHP Rich Hill (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Matt Morris (0-0, 5.40 ERA) FSNP (HD)

Home Opener:

  • The Pirates are scheduled to play their first home game of the season Monday afternoon at 1:35 against the Chicago Cubs.
  • The gates to PNC Park will open to the public at 11:30 and all fans in attendance will receive a magnetic schedule, compliments of PNC Bank.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by local rock artist Donnie Iris and God Bless America will be performed by Pittsburgh musician Chris Higbee.
  • Several members of past Pirates championship teams will be on hand to help introduce the entire 2008 Pirates roster and Hall-of-Fame second baseman Bill Mazeroski will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.
  • Immediately following the National Anthem will be a flyover of four A-10 Thunderbolts from the 111th Fighter Wing from Willow Grove, PA.

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