Found July 20, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Saturday’s loss undoubtedly ranks among the most frustrating of the year – possibly atop the list. In addition to the usual RISP failures (including a spectacularly awful display in the ninth inning), the pitching and defense was not up to snuff, and a few bad breaks really hurt them as well. It all ended in the second straight close, irritating loss to a rival on the road that certainly conjured up some memories of several brutal games at GABP late last year. A.J. Burnett got off to a horrendous start after an hour-long rain delay that struck just as he took the field to warm up. The Reds put up a four spot in the first, but it was poor defense (and luck) hurt A.J. more than his pitching. (To be fair, one of the defensive miscues was by A.J. himself, when he was too indecisive on a bunt to the mound.) Anyway, after the early disaster, Burnett recovered nicely and pitched well until the sixth. That’s when he seemed to run out of gas and allowed two base hits to crappy hitters, then ...
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