Found April 17, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
It looked like the Pirates were ready to build some momentum coming off an encouraging victory on Sunday, but they weren’t able to sustain their early surge and fell right back in to their giant offensive slump. The Bucs jumped out to a quick lead in the first, but were only able to score once on three hits and a walk. Joe Saunders was not sharp early on, but Neil Walker‘s RBI single up the middle drove in the only run and Josh Harrison left the bases loaded. Despite stranding runners, you’d think that a good start and a shaky opponent would mean the Pirates would score some more in the later innings. Nope. The Pirates managed only three more hits the rest of the way, and looked like the generally incompetent group we’ve become accustomed to watching over the last week or so. Erik Bedard didn’t have his best control – he was falling behind hitters often and missed on several pitches by alarming amounts. Aaron Hill took him deep in the first to tie things up, and the DBacks would thr...
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