Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 10/12/14
The Pirates spent most of May dominating. They didn't lose a series after losing two of three to the Nationals on May 3-5, they won six series in a row, including three four-game series, after splitting with the Mariners just after that Nationals series. They didnt lose two games in a row after losing to the Mariners on May 8 and the Mets on May 9th.  And so now they've been shut-out twice in a row by the Reds. The starting pitching has still been fine (or better than fine, in the case of Francisco Liriano last night) but the runs just haven't been there. It wasn't really hard to think that maybe there were some zeroes in the Pirates' future given that they'd won 1-0 four times in the 11 games prior to this Reds series and that two of the three wins immediately preceding it were both by a score of 1-0 and they took 11 innings to even get that one run.  This is pretty straightforward and obvious: the Pirates need to score more runs, not just in this se...

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