The first four innings were disgusting. The Pittsburgh Pirates looked at very hittable fastballs for third strikes from Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Capuano. It was disappointing to say the least.
Yet we really thought the Bucs offense was going to come to life.
It didn’t happen.
Capuano got his first victory of the season after struggling mightily with the strike zone in his first start. He allowed two runs and six hits and no walks in 5.1 innings. Capuano sttruck out five of the first eight Pirates batters, four of them on called third strikes. Thanks Home Plate Ump Wally.
But when the fifth inning hit, the Pirates offense tried to claw back to life, but it was too little too late.
Andrew McCutchen showed serious pop tonight with three more hits and a walk. If the offense continues to not hit, it’s hard to imagine McCutchen getting much too hit. Casey McGehee added two hits and Mike McKenry crushed his first bomb of the season.
Jeff Karstens allowed three runs in the first inning. The Dodgers didn’t score again. The Pirates did score, but came up one run short again. Karstens went five innings and gave up seven hits, struckout three, and walked one. He threw 71 pitches and gave up three runs.
Karstens wasn’t happy in the post game interviews. Here is a quote we grabbed from Root Sports when Karstens was asked about his tough first inning.
"“I might need to get really pissed off before I go out there,” said Jeff Karstens"
Speaking of pissed off….we are too. Good Night.
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