Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pirates Game 28 Recap - Reds 5, Pirates 0

Man, nothing really to say about this game.

The Pirates struck out 17 times which included every player that had a plate appearance except for Neil Walker. Just bad times.

The Pirates only got three hits in the day but they only mounted one real threat that occured in an inning where the Pirates didn't even register a hit.

In the bottom of the first inning the Pirates loaded the bases after Jose Tabata was hit by a pitch and both Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez earned walks. With one out the Pirates had a chance to really do some damage but nothing really happened.

Casey McGehee scortched a ball down the third base line but Reds third baseman Todd Frazier made a pretty nice play to snag the ball out of the air and prevent extra bases. Nate McLouth then struck out looking to end the inning. I guess it was a sign of things to come.

Charlie Morton wasn't very good. Actually he did something he rarely does and that was give up home runs. After giving up a home run to a right handed hitter last start he did the same again today, twice. He only gave up one of those home runs last year. He also recorded more flyouts than groundouts.

Andrew McCutchen still wasn't feeling very well from the flu. Clint Hurdle decided to sit Cutch and give him the day off and with a scheduled off day on Monday that will give him a couple more days to get back to 100% and being an All-Star centerfielder.

Things could have been better. For now I just don't think there is much more to say. If you watched the game I think you know what I am talking about. If you didn't watch the game then just pretend they didn't play today.

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