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Pirates end Paul Maholm’s scoreless inning streak

Apr 20, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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Paul Maholm entered tonight’s start against the Pirates with a 0.00 ERA and 20.1 consecutive scoreless innings over three starts. The lefty took his streak into the sixth inning until it was finally snapped on an Andrew McCutchen RBI double. Gaby Sanchez followed it up with a two-run home run to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead. After ending the inning with a double play, Maholm has a 1.03 ERA over his first four starts, a mark surpassed only by Matt Harvey among starters who have made their fourth start already.

ESPN Stats & Info tweeted earlier that Maholm was attempting to become the first pitcher in the modern era to open a season with four straight scoreless starts.

Remember, the Braves acquired Maholm last July when a deal with Ryan Dempster didn’t work out. Maholm and Reed Johnson joined the Braves and they sent out Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman.

The Braves lost their second baseman during the game as well, as Dan Uggla exited the game with a left calf strain, per MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Ramiro Pena replaced him and he should be expected to start as long as Uggla is on the shelf.

  1. bobhpine - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:16 AM

    Paul Maholm is on roids, clearly

  2. bobhpine - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    Yeah steroids!

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Apr 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Its the water pitchers drink in Atlanta.

  4. stairwayto7 - Apr 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    That is why the Pirates let this bum go!

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