March 20, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez (26) forces out Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes (12) and throws the ball to first for a double play in the fifth inning at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Pirates Roughed Up By Yankees

It wasn’t a great game for the Pirates pitchers on Tuesday night as the squad took their 10th loss of spring by the score of 10-3.

Erik Bedard made the start and didn’t look terrible. He had a nice curveball going and was getting a lot of soft contact. Unfortunately Garrett Jones let a ball get past him and Pedro Alvarez made an error that got Bedard into some trouble which led to two runs. Bedard put two runners on in the fourth and Jo-Jo Reyes let them both score and then some. On paper, Bedard didn’t look great, but I’m  sure he’s not too disappointed with his start right now.

In additon to Reyes getting hit around, Ryota Igarashi gave up a pair of runs and Jared Hughes gave up one of his own. Shairon Martis faced one batter and retired him, and Daniel Moskos and Daniel McCuchen threw 1-2-3 innings with one strikeout a piece.

The offense wasn’t bad. The Pirates got ten hits. Andrew McCutchen, Jose Tabata, and Neil Walker all had two hits, including a Cutch first inning two-run bomb and an RBI from Walker in the sixth.

There are no “tough losses” in spring training, especially when you’re playing a Yankee team that had a big league lineup rolled out against you. The Pirates will take the positives and continue to work towards being the best they can come Opening Day.

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