Friday, August 05, 2011

Pirates in a Tailspin, Can't Get Outs

Remember when the Pittsburgh Pirates were the feel good story Major League Baseball? Yeah, it was like a friggin' week ago. Well, things started going in the shitter quickly when that dumbass homeplate umpire made that horrible blown call in the 19th inning to give the Braves the win. Since then the Buccos are a ghastly 1-8, losing 7 straight, while going from 1st place to 3rd and now sit 2 games below .500 at 54-56.

Things have gotten so bad that manager Clint Hurdle had to turn to a 4th pitcher in the 8th inning last night against the lowly Cubs before an out was recorded. Relievers Daniel McCutchen, Jason Grilli, and Joe Beimel faced 5 batters and allowed 3 runs before Jose Veras came in and finished the inning. Shame of it all, Pirates were actually winning before all this happened. It was fun while it lasted...

I'm a Phillies fan through-and-through, but being for Pennsylvania, I root for the Pirates anytime they're not playing the Phils. Hopefully they can shrug off this recent string of crappiness and turns things around to finish off the season on a positive note and finish above .500 for the first time since the eldest Bush was president.

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