The Pirates are going through a rough stretch. After getting shutout 11-0 to Los Angeles on Tuesday, Manager Clint Hurdle said "it is our worst patch of play probably during the season." While the starting staff and bullpen has been struggling, the offense hasn't been able to click consistently either.

The club has lost five of their seven games. During that stretch, the starters have combined to post a 6.75 ERA (30 ER over 40 innings), and haven't had a quality start from their starter since August 8 when Kevin Correia allowed three earned over six frames. The offense has scored a combined 33 runs during those seven games averaging 4.7 runs.

"Just show up tomorrow and get the win," Andrew McCutchen said, who had a rare 0-for-4 night. "That’s it. That’s what it’s all about. That’s wh...

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