Found June 04, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
When the Pirates go to extra innings in Atlanta, I think Bucs fans have been conditioned to expect the worst. At least this one only required one painful extra inning, but the result was the Pirates’ fourth loss in five games. Jeff Locke delivered a pretty decent start. He lost his scoreless streak in the third inning, but seemed to be controlling the plate pretty well and recorded seven strikeouts. His pitch count ran up fairly quickly, though, and after allowing a 2-out single in the sixth he was at 103 pitches. That was enough for Clint Hurdle, who yanked him. I thought he should’ve given Jeff a chance to finish the inning against B.J. Upton, who he had retired twice, but instead Hurdle brought in Ryan Reid. Reid was good in his debut on Monday and this seemed to be a decent spot for him against a righty, but he missed badly with a fastball and Upton put it in the seats to tie the game. Oops. That erased a nice little lead the Pirates had built up against a very solid lefty Mike ...
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