Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 6/13/13
Not much to say about this one other than that it was “one of those nights.” The Bucs failed miserably in their quest for a sweep and were blown out by the Giants on Thursday. Charlie Morton‘s outing was probably the most positive takeaway from the game – and he was just mediocre. Morton came out throwing 95 MPH fastballs and his curve was looking filthy, generating several swings and misses. He struggled with command for a while (just one walk but 3 HBP) and suffered from some tough luck in the field (which always seems to happen to him). An extremely questionable “interference” call on Pedro Alvarez in the fifth led to two unearned runs, and that inning ended up being his last. Charlie was charged with two earned runs and allowed seven hits, but he struck out five – mostly thanks to the curve. Not a particularly good outing, but not bad either (especially for his first major league start in over a year). He’ll stick around in the rotation, at least until A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez return. The rest of the game was a total disaster in every way. Matt Cain cruised through 6.2 shutout innings and was hardly threatened at all – he carried a no hitter in to the 5th. Mike Zagurski (the new human white flag of the bullpen) came on after Morton and had his worst outing yet – which is saying quite a bit. It was only 4-0 when he entered, but he allowed five runs to put the game well out of reach. Wandy and AJ’s unexpected DL stints have kept Zagurski on the roster (he would’ve surely been the one sent out to make room for Cole and/or Morton), but there’s no way he should survive Saturday’s roster move. The Pirates won the series, but nobody’s feeling too good about that after this beat down to wrap it up. They’ll move on and hopefully recover for a better effort against another West Coast squad this weekend. Giants 10, Pirates 0 / Box / 2013 Record: 39-27 / Next: Friday, vs. Dodgers, 7:05 Source: FanGraphs
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