Ross Ohlendorf. Thank you for playing. It’s pretty obvious your effort can never be questioned, but the results in your nine starts this season certainly should be.
Watching Ohlendorf allow sixty hits in 38.2 innings this season was difficult. Last night was enough for me. We trust the days of Ohlendorf being a starter for the Pirates are over.
In the Pirates Are Always Setting Records Department: Prince Fielder had his first ever three-homer game against the Bucs. Fielder hit a two-run shot in the seventh off Jared Hughes that didn’t match the first two in awesomenees, but it proved to be the difference in the game. (Watching a wide eyed Hughes postgame was a good reminder of the youth on this club)
One pitch was well above his eyes. No worries. He crushed it. On the second I swear he came out of his shoes. Bad intentions indeed. It was mind boggling to watch as he absolutely crushed those balls in the third and fifth innings.
His third homer barely cleared the right field wall, but it was the one that broke a 4-4 tie setting the final at 6-4 in favor of Fielders Brewers.
Ohlendorf scattered five hits, but three of them went so damn far….so damn far. And no matter how hard everyone hates Fielder, the guy hasn’t missed a game this season. Fielder also has four hits off Ross the Boss–all bombs.
The Pirates worked Brewers starter Randy Wolf–making the lefty throw 111 pitches in 5.2 innings as the Bucs ripped nine hits and scored four runs.