Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 7/30/12
What a weird game. It started with Erik Bedard racking up strikeouts, transitioned into a portion where Erik Bedard served up three-run homers, and then all of the Cubs got traded. I'm not kidding. Bedard had five strikeouts in the first three innings and the Pirates took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth and things looked pretty good at that point. Then, in the bottom of the fourth Bedard served up a three-run homer to Darwin Barney. Knowing that Justin Germano is not a very good pitcher and that the Pirates have been good at scoring runs this year, it seemed like it was OK not to panic about the outcome of the game at that point. That lasted about until the fifth inning started with a Pedro Alvarez error, a Starlin Castro single, and an Anthony Rizzo three-run homer. At this point, the game went off the rails in a number of ways. Bedard was allowed to stay on the mound for three more batters, an two of them reached base. Chris Resop came into the game and failed to put out the f...
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