Found July 29, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
The Pirates played another sloppy game against the Astros and finally paid for it with a loss, as the Bucs missed a chance to sweep and allowed Houston snap a 12-game losing streak. I can’t get too worked up about losing a game to the awful Astros, since the Bucs took 3 of 4 on the road and are 9-2 against Houston this year. I understand that they didn’t play terribly well for most of the week, but remember that the unstoppable Reds needed two ninth inning comebacks to win at Minute Maid (where the Astros are nearly .500) earlier in the week. The Astros are really bad, but they’re still going to win every now and then. What I can get worked up about is James McDonald, who had yet another horrific outing today. I didn’t see nearly as many positive signs as I saw in his Tuesday loss to the Cubs, but there were certainly plenty of negatives. James just wasn’t locating…he walked SEVEN and seemed to be falling behind every hitter, which led to six hits and five runs.  That’s four poor st...
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