Thursday, September 1, 2011

Game 137 Recap - Dodgers 6, Pirates 4

Another game, another loss for the Pirates. Due to the fact that I actually have a job I wasn’t able to watch the game and it was probably for the good that I didn’t get a chance to. As I look over the box score it seems as if the Pirates saved the comeback for the ninth inning, although it fell short. I guess it is good that the Pirates almost had double digit hits, but whatever.

I guess the worst part about all of this is that Dana Eveland go the win going EIGHT INNINGS AND GIVING UP ONLY SIX HITS AND ONE RUN. I don’t know how much worse this could get for the Pirates outside of not winning a game the rest of the season.

Brad Lincoln got off to a rocky start and gave up three runs in the first inning and you really didn’t know how it was going to go. From what I can see Lincoln settled down and only gave up six hits and those three runs. He walked three and struck out three so it gave Lincoln another solid start and I am thinking we are going to see him in the rotation for the rest of the way.

The Pirates got some offensive production from more than one player. Alex Presley had his first nice offensive game since coming off the DL with two hits and what could have been a really meaningful home run in the ninth inning. Ryan Doumit collected three h its and Chase d’Arnaud had two hits for the Bucs.

Down 6-1 the Bucs tried the comeback trail in the ninth. After a Jose Tabata single Presley went deep to right field to cut the deficit to only three runs followed by a walk to McCutchen and a single by Doumit. Things were actually looking like a win, for a second. Neil Walker then hit a sacrifice fly to score McCutchen and then the rally fell apart when Josh Harrison and Brandon Wood had back-to-back strikeouts. How fitting.

I guess the game could have been different but it wasn’t another good game by Chris Resop. It is really tough to watch Resop struggle because he has had a really nice season. Resop only managed to go one inning and give up two runs on three hits on 37 pitches. Oh man.

I guess we can try and win tomorrow against the Cubs.

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