Since the Pirates acquired Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for three prospects, the left-hander hasn't pitched well. After allowing five earned runs to Los Angeles in the Pirates third straight loss and their sixth of their last seven games, Rodriguez hasn't posted numbers as expected.
Since the trade, Rodriguez has a 5.58 ERA (15 ER, 24.2IP) over four starts after getting his third loss as a Pirate on Wednesday.
Rodriguez gave up his first run in the first inning, although none of the balls were squared up hard. The first batter of the game reached on an infield single. The wild throw from Josh Harrison at third base allowed Shane Victorino to advance to third. Mark Ellis followed with a single to put runners on the corners.
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