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On Deck: Correia goes for MLB-best eighth win

Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:18 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2011 8:27 pm
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On Deck

By Evan Brunell


CorreiaCHASE FOR EIGHT: Raise your hand if you thought Kevin Correia would be the first pitcher in baseball to reach eight victories. Yeah, didn't think so. But Correia can do just that Wednesday night against the Mets and Chris Capuano. The game being in New York can only help the right-hander's cause, as he's won six of seven games away from his home park. The Pirates will also go for their 17th victory on the road, a mark they didn't reach last season until Oct. 1. If Correia can limit the 25-29 Mets to two runs or fewer, it will mark 13 straight games a Pittsburgh starter has accomplished the feat, the first time since a 14-gamer in 1968. Pirates at Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET

IndiansJaysNEW STREAK: The Indians lost five of six games before pulling out a victory Tuesday, with Grady Sizemore collecting his first two hits since returning from the disabled list four days ago. Sizemore had been 0 for 12 with seven whiffs, but his fortunes changed as the Indians dropped the Blue Jays to one game over .500. Now, the AL-best Indians will look to put Toronto at .500 by sending Josh Tomlin to the hill. Tomlin has been one of the early surprises this season, with a 6-2 mark and 2.74 ERA. He'll oppose Jays rookie right-hander Kyle Drabek, who hasn't been terribly impressive so far this year with a 4.16 ERA and a poor 1:1 K/BB ratio. Indians at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

JimenezSKIDDING ROX: Hard to believe the Rockies are slipping out of the race for first place, but a 2-10 swing in their last 12 games has dropped them into a tie with the Dodgers for third place. Working off a 25-29 mark, the Rockies need ace Ubaldo Jimenez to step up and earn his first win of the season. Jimenez, who was 10-1 with a 0.78 ERA at this point last season, has been slowly improving since his rough start to the season, but he coughed up six runs to the Cardinals last Friday to drop his ERA to 5.86. Among starters with at least 40 innings pitched in the NL, Jimenez's ERA is sixth-worst -- and two of the pitchers ahead of him no longer have major-league jobs. The Dodgers aren't an easy mark for Jimenez, as he's lost three of his last four starts against them. Rockies at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.



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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:26 pm
 

On Deck: Correia goes for MLB-best eighth win

Hi -- yes, that game is the game before the current 12-game streak that Correia is trying to extend to 13.



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:04 pm
 

On Deck: Correia goes for MLB-best eighth win

"If Correia can limit the 25-29 Mets to two runs or fewer, it will mark 13 straight games Pittsburgh has accomplished the feat, the first time since a 14-gamer in 1968."

What does this mean?  Pittsburgh lost to the Mets 7-3 on Monday.  Doesn't seem to be starting pitcher earned runs, either, since Maholm gave up 3 to the Nats on the 16th.


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