View Full Version : PIRATES - Off to a slow start

04-06-00, 07:38 AM
The Bucs have dropped their first two games to the Astros.

- Newly acquired John Vander Wal hit a dinger in his first Pirates at-bat. He's 1-2 in 2 PH trips.
- Kris Benson was not sharp last night in an 11-2 loss.
- RF Brian Giles, 2B Mike Benjamin and 3B Aramis Ramirez are the only guys that have been hitting for the Buccos.
- C Jason Kendall got a hit last night, his first since his ugly ankle break last night.
- Our old friend Luis Sojo has yet to see action in a game.

They play an afternoon game today against the 'Stros.

On the brighter side, construction of their new ballpark is progressing slightly ahead of schedule, because the mild winter weather in Pittsburgh allowed them to get a lot done.

"Does Coggins look like Bonds?" - Bill White 1975