What can you say about this one? Getting shut out by Bronson Arroyo sucks. Zach Duke pitched a great game last night, constantly keeping the Reds off balance by changing speeds and getting a lot of ground balls, and there was nothing the Pirates could do against Arroyo, scratching out four singles in eight innings.
There’s not a lot else to say about this. The Pirates didn’t score on Friday, they didn’t score on Wednesday, and they didn’t score after the fifth inning on Tuesday. Even Nate McLouth’s return didn’t seem to help much last night. He singled and he almost hit a homer, but his long foul ball was probably the offensive highlight of the night. Where have you gone, Ryan Doumit?