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.