After the Pirates lost 12-2 to Chicago on Friday, Manager Clint Hurdle summed up the game by being honest. It stunk.
"Our worst game of the season," Hurdle said. "We stunk tonight. There’s always a sense of pride that you take out on the field, to play your best every night that you go out there. Sometimes your best stinks. That’s where we were tonight."
The Pirates have played well defensively for the most part this season. They entered game action ranked seventh in the National League in errors committed (85). But the defense behind A.J. Burnett and bullpen on the mound let down the club in the 12-2 loss.
The Pirates became the first team with seven errors in a game since the 2004 Atlanta Braves. Of the 12 runs the Pirates allowed, just six of them were earned. It marked the fir...
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