Apparently if you
pitch a nice game and your name is Paul Maholm you can tell Pirates beat writer Rob Biertempfel whatever you want . Strange. It must be the new nickname Clint Hurdle gave Maholm. Apparently Maholm is trying to live up to the image of Paulie Walnuts Maholm.
Here is the quote fro Maholm:
I gave up one run, Maholm snapped. Get over it. I threw seven innings (and allowed) one run. Does it really matter if it’s the first or the fifth? I cruised for the rest of the time. Would I like to have a clean inning? Sure, but overall results are pretty much what we’re going for.
Perhaps Maholms’ effective pitching can continue to improve in 2011.
Perhaps there are a few hypothesis we can develop:
A. Maybe cutting off a man who has been on the beat so long is the way Maholm treats others when he is pissed. Being pissed about losing isn’t a bad thing.
B. Maholm is jacked because his 30 pitch first inning ruined any shot he had at catching the NHL playoffs.
C. Maholm is trying anything new to develop a bad guy image.
Whether the answer is A, B, or C we simply trust Maholm can keep it going. The runs have to come eventually.
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