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The Pirates played a miserable baseball game on Monday night as a lifeless offense and disastrous defense led to a 5-1 loss to the Brewers. The Pirates made three errors, had several poor defensive plays that were not technically ruled errors, and allowed six stolen bases. The combination of A.J. Burnett on the mound and Michael McKenry behind the plate basically invited the Brewers to run at will, and they did just that. McKenry had a dreadful game – every throw was late and/or way off target, he dropped/missed several balls, made a mental error on a bunt in front of the plate, and also went 0-for-3.  Burnett is slow to the plate, but it’s extremely clear that the Fort has become a big defensive liability. Let’s hope Russell Martin is back ASAP (a game like this makes you realize and appreciate what he’s brought to the defense). If you ignore the miserable defense behind him, Burnett was pretty good. He got through seven innings and struck out six while walking zero. He was behind ...
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