Found April 10, 2013 on WHYGAVS?:
Here is a blow-by-blow description of what happened in the Pirates/Diamondbacks game this afternoon: - Clint Barmes and John McDonald both in the starting lineup. Oh crap.  - Jonathan Sanchez starting. Oh crap.  - 3-0 Diamondbacks after one. Oh crap. - 6-0 Diamondbacks four batters in to the second inning.  - Third inning, Jonathan Sanchez still out there.  - Fourth inning. Some guy named AJ Pollock homers. Sanchez is still out there.  - Fourth inning. Martin Prado singles, Sanchez is removed.  - Fourth inning. Chris Leroux walks the bases loaded. - Fourth inning. Chris  Leroux walks in a run.  - Fourth inning. Chris Leroux walks in another run.  - Just want to point out that those things all happened in a row and immediately after Leroux was brought into the game. - After That Point. Whatever.  Yep. That sucked a lot.
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