By: Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Regardless of what is being said, Pirates starter Paul Maholm’s frustration point has to be at an all-time high.

It’s been a broken record, Maholm pitches well and his teammates don’t produce any runs for him.

Last night, the left-hander wasn’t great but did pitch plenty good enough to win.

Maholm created his own problems in the sixth inning by walking two of the first three batters, both of those runners went on to score.

Check this out: In his 8 starts this season, the Pirates offense has scored a TOTAL of 11 runs while Maholm’s been on the mound. That’s unreal!

The lack of run support for Maholm (1-5) is the lowest in the majors for starters who are qualified for the ERA title.

Maholm lost his fifth game of the season and that’s unfair considering how well he’s pitched.

April 2nd at Chicago: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s
April 7th vs. Colorado: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
April 14th vs. Milwaukee: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
April 19th at Florida: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
April 25th vs. Washington: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
April 30th at Colorado: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
May 6th vs. Houston: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Last Night vs. Los Angeles: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K

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