The Pirates scored zero runs in support of Morton.

A day off didn't help the Pirates offense. For the second straight game the Pirates were beaten 2-0. This time the winning hurler was Jair Jurrjens of Atlanta. This time the victimized pitcher was Charlie Morton.

Morton wasn't as sharp as he has been. He had only a pair of 1-2-3 innings in his 7-1/3 innings of work. Atlanta pieced together single runs in the second and the third, but left men on third base in the fifth and sixth inning.

In the second inning Alex Gonzalez and Freddie Freeman singled to put runners at the corners. Brooks Conrad fly ball scored Gonzalez. In the next inning Jordan Schafer - making his 2011 debut - drew a lead off walk. Martin Prado doubled him in, but was stranded when Morton retired Chipper Jones, Br...

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