Game 116: Dodgers 11 Pirates 0

This game started out as a pretty typical-seeming “when you’re down you never get the breaks” kind of game. The Pirates hit the ball hard and had it go right at people, while on the flip side of things balls bounced out of gloves and umpires made weird calls. Things weren’t quite out of control, but they were clearly not going in a good direction for the Pirates. Finally, they unraveled and the wheels came off of Chad Qualls and the Pirates lost 11-0. 

This is loss five of six, this is a loss that puts the Pirates six games behind the Reds and puts the Dodgers in position to take the wild card lead from the Pirates tomorrow. Clayton Kershaw is waiting to take the ball tomorrow. This is not good at all. 

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.