There are a lot of people you could blame for the Pirates losing Sunday:
Brandon Inge for going 0-for-4 and fouling up an easy double play turn
Garrett Jones for going 0-for-5, leaving four runners on base and making hiccups at first base
Russell Martin for going 0-for-3 and committing his season's first error in the 11th
Manager Clint Hurdle for letting the game slip away without using All-Star Jason Grilli or five infielders
Tony Watson for missing his spot and serving up the go-ahead homer in the 7th to Scott Hairston
Burnett gave up just one earned run over five innings in his return from a calf injury. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
And really you would not be wrong with any of these opinions. After all, scapegoating is a grand tradition in Pittsburgh Sports! Point is t...
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