Found September 21, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Dipping below .500, getting swept by the Brewers (again) at home, and falling another game back in the wild card race is bad enough, but the Pirates somehow made it even more upsetting on Thursday afternoon. They fell behind right away, immediately setting the stage for what looked like a total disaster. Wandy Rodriguez had his worst outing in quite a while, allowing three runs in the first inning and another in the third. With the way the Bucco offense had been going, 4-0 pretty much seemed like a ballgame. Instead, the offense showed up. A couple of singles and an Andrew McCutchen bomb later (it was his 30th), the Bucs were back within one. Then they loaded the bases with no outs to start the fourth, but Rodriguez’s spot came up. He had settled down after the rough start, but Hurdle still pulled him for pinch hitter Alex Presley – who bounced into a force out to bring home one run. Starling Marte had a bad strikeout and Travis Snider grounded out, so the Bucs didn’t get any more. ...
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