Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 8/3/12
Sometimes, you get out on the baseball field and no matter what you do, you realize that it isn't your night. When your opponent hits an inside-the-park home run (on a questionable call at home plate) and then follow it up with a two-run homer by their pitcher, that's a pretty good sign it's not your night. When you bounce into double plays three times in four innings, with two of them coming against a starter that's decidedly not a groundball pitcher, it's probably not your night. It's frustrating to watch and it's frustrating for the Pirates, since both the team and the fans have been waiting a long time for a game like this, but it didn't seem to me like the Pirates were overmatched tonight. The Reds got a couple breaks that lead to all three runs, whereas the Pirates had the double plays and weird bounces off of the pitcher's mound. It sucks, but it happens in baseball. Wandy Rodriguez pitched much better tonight than he did in his Pirate debut and he bore down after hitting a r...
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