It was the worst game of the year. Easy. To get three hits and shutout by Paul Maholm, where Roy gets hit on the ankle with a line drive 13 days before the trade deadline, and the Astros lose 9-0 (and out-hit 19-3). It's condescending to refer to the Pirates as the worst team in the League, because we have evidence in this three-game series that suggests otherwise. The worst team in the NL just may be ours.
Roy, on what happened:
“It hit me pretty good, hit me straight on and really didn’t get any shoe, all ankle. I knew the longer I stayed out there the more it was going to start swelling. I couldn’t really finish pitches. I couldn’t really get through pitches and left two balls kind of spinning in the plate and got a few hits. It got to the point I started cutting my mechanics off. And I didn’t want to hurt myself trying to throw a different way.”
"This is something that should be able to clear up in a couple of days. We’ll know more about that (today), but at this point, yeah, we expect him to be able to make his next start.”