Originally written on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 11/15/14

The Pirates’ quest for .500 fell short on Tuesday night, as the Marlins roughed up Kevin Correia and earned a split of the two game set down in Miami.

Correia had an ugly outing, and the questions about his future in the rotation have already started (especially with Brad Lincoln‘s strong outing on Monday). We’ll see what will happen next time his turn comes around, but Correia struggled mightily this time out. The Marlins scored in the first via a leadoff walk and a double, then tacked on a five-spot in the fourth. Kevin allowed eight hits, an uncharacteristic four walks, and generally seemed all out-of-sorts.

The Pirate offense struck for a run in the first, then went quiet afterwards (sound familiar?). Andrew McCutchen worked a walk and scored after singles by Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones, but the Bucs only managed four more hits on the night against Josh Johnson, who picked up his first win in over a year. One of those hits was a homer by Michael McKenry, but it came in the seventh when the game was well out of hand.

On the bright side, the bullpen pitched 4.1 scoreless innings courtesy of Chris Resop, Tony Watson, and Jared Hughes. That was pretty much the only positive on the night for the Bucs.

Marlins 6, Pirates 2 / Box / 2012 Record: 17-19 / Next: Wednesday, at Nationals, 7:05

MVP: Jones (+.082) / LVP: Correia (-.373) / Key play: Buck’s single in the fourth

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