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Carlos Silva is 8-0. No, I don't get it either.

Jun 7, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

Carlos Silva pitches.jpegNo one saw it, but the Cubs beat the Pirates 6-1 at PNC Park this afternoon. Carlos Silva gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one. He’s 8 and freakin’ 0, the first Cubs starter to do that since Ken Holtzman went 9-0 in 1967. It was the same story for Silva today as it’s been all year: he worked quick, he threw strikes, and he changed speeds. I wonder if there’s a lesson in there for anyone.

Dana Eveland got the start for Pittsburgh, his first since coming over from the Jays in a trade.  Not a good day for Eveland, as the AP game story makes clear:

General manager Neal Huntington called Eveland an upgrade over what the
Pirates already have, but at least one fan wasn’t impressed. When
Theriot doubled leading off the game, a fan in the nearly empty upper
deck yelled to Eveland, “You’ll fit right in here.”

Eveland gave up six runs on three hits in five innings.  Welcome to Pittsburgh.

  1. mark - Jun 7, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Eveland actually gave up 6 hits and “only” 3 runs in 5 innings. But yeah it still wasn’t pretty.

  2. jim - Jun 7, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    He is changing speed so well and throwing strike he really looks like a different pitcher out there. He had STL so off balance two weekends ago that they looked completely lost and silly while striking seemingly ever other batter.

  3. Tony - Jun 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Will Silva make the allstar game?

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