PNC Park | 7:05 | Van Benschoten vs. Taylor Buchholz | Box
It was just so predictable.
John Van Benschoten threw like a rookie struggling with control problems, the Rockies jumped out to a 5-0 lead, and despite putting forth their best effort toward a comeback, the Pirates dropped their fourth straight, 10-8.
You saw it coming a mile away. If you didn't see it in the pre-game matchups, then you saw it as soon as Van Benschoten plunked the first batter of the game, Willy Taveras, with the first pitch of the game, a poorly located fastball.
You saw it as Adam LaRoche and Jason Bay struck out in the bottom of the first. You saw it as Jose Castillo booted ball after ball at third base.
Monday was not the Pirates' night, no matter how hard the Rockies tried to give this game away. Not even ...
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