Found May 05, 2013 on WHYGAVS?:
Before previewing today's game, let's talk about yesterday's loss briefly. It was frustrating to watch in just about every way possible. On one hand, the Pirates walked six hitters, hit three batters, gave the Nationals three runs on bad defensive plays by the two guys (Barmes and Marte) that are supposed to anchor the defense, and totally spaced on the existence of baserunners in the top of the ninth inning of a tie game. On the other hand, the Pirates played a close game against a good team where the starting pitching couldn't get out of the fifth inning and they didn't use either one of their best relievers for reasons that aren't at all clear to anyone except the guy that makes them. It's frustrating to watch Justin Wilson and Tony Watson face right-handed hitters in big situations in close games while Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli are on the shelf, waiting for a three-run lead to be used. The Pirates were sloppy enough yesterday that you can say the...
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