Found October 03, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Well, it turns out this postseason thing isn’t always as fun as it was for Bucs fans on Tuesday night. Today the Pirates had the tables turned on them, and the Cardinals were the ones enjoying an easy victory to the delight of the home fans. The difference, of course, is that it wasn’t a one game playoff and the Pirates will have the opportunity to bounce back in a matter of hours. Still, this was a pretty big wake up call to bring everyone down from the high of Tuesday, and now the Pirates are staring at a tough task to come back in this series. A.J. Burnett was just brutal, as he has often been at Busch Stadium since joining the Pirates. Even though he was able to post zeroes in the first and second innings, it was pretty clear that he wasn’t sharp – he seemed to be missing an awful lot, often by quite a distance. When he walked Adam Wainwright to start the third, it was hard to think that he’d manage to get out of another inning unscathed. Alas, a single and a booming homer follo...
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