It’ll be interesting to see if Philadelphia can stay in the race with about 1/3 of their roster on the DL. Tonight they could muster little against Daniel McCutchen and the Pirates bullpen. The Pirates managed to muster a little more and take the first game of the series.
There’s an old saying in baseball: “every team will win 50 games and lose 50 games. What matters is what you do in those other 62 games.” Loss #51 came the way so many others have this year – some shaky defense and not enough offense.
If the pitching is good and the offense is bad and the defense is bad, usually you lose. Usually happened in Oakland. The Pirates managed just two runs and committed four errors, leading to all three runs for the opponents.