Then the rest of the game happened.
The Orioles scored six runs over the next two innings and that was it. Liriano sucked and Chris Davis went deep
How good have things been recently for Liriano? This good:
Liriano's past five starts: 21 2/3 innings, 26 hits, 15 runs, 14 earned, 12 BB, 21 K— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) May 21, 2014
The Pirates had some base runners as they had 10 hits but they grounded into three double plays and went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. With the game still close Pedro Alvarez had a few chances with runners on and did exactly nothing.
As you can tell I am frustrated. This game was over in the fifth inning but I continued to watch. I don't know why. Maybe I am a masochist.