Analysis

Game #90 at Atlanta

Game #90 at Atlanta

Turner Field | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Chuck James | Box

Even with a heroic comeback led by Ryan Doumit (thanks in large part to a managerial blunder from Bobby Cox), the Pirates couldn't pull this one out. Atlanta won in walk-off fashion, 5-4.
Chuck James owned the Pirates, throwing six innings of two-hit ball. On the season, he's pitched 13 frames against us and allowed three hits.
Still, Cox pulled James after the sixth in favor of Tyler Yates. James had thrown 95 pitches but didn't appear to be in any trouble---and the Braves were leading, 4-0. No one understood Cox' reasoning when the move was made.
Then this happened:
Pirates seventh: Yates pitching. Nady grounded out, shortstop Renteria to first baseman Saltalamacchia. Bay walked on a full count. Castillo singled to right, Bay to...

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