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Pirates 4, Padres 1: Hahn Stung By Long Ball In Debut

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Denis Poroy

Jesse Hahn's major league debut was a bit of a mixed bag. The 24-year old cruised through the first two innings, striking out 4 while only allowing a single. After that, his control started to suffer. He gave up a two-run homer to Neil Walker in the third inning, and Pedro Alvarez hit Hahn for another two-run shot in the fourth. A pair of singles later, and Bud Black had seen enough. Hahn hit the showers, and Jason Lane entered a major league baseball game for the first time in seven years. The last time Lane did that was as a center fielder in that game we don't like to talk about. The (37-year old) comeback kid retired 10 in a row.

And that's really about all the positive things there are to say about this game. The offense struck out 11 times, and 5 of those strikeouts were looking. The lineup's lone bright spot came in the sixth, when Chase Headley, Seth Smith, and Yonder Alonso hit three singles in a row to plate a solitary run.

Fingers crossed the offense does something more behind Ian Kennedy tomorrow. We've got some afternoon baseball, so remember to turn the game on at 3:40 PM.

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