Sunday, May 20, 2012

Stealing from the Pirates

The other day Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander no hit the Pirates for 8 innings only to have it broken up in the ninth by Josh Harrison. Today Max Scherzer struck out 15 Pirates (in 7 innings), one shy of Mickey Lolich's Detroit record of 16. Stephen Strasburg of Washington has struck out 27 Pirates in 13 innings pitched.

I think records against the Pirates during their 19 consecutive losing seasons should go down in the record books with a asterisk—like drug use or a longer season.

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