Arizona Diamondbacks Imitate Bad News Bears, Lose 4-0 to Pittsburgh Pirates
While being shut-out by the Pittsburgh Pirates isn't embarrassing like it once was, most of last night's 4-0 loss for the Diamondbacks was hard to watch.
The Pirates' Erik Bedard is a completely average MLB pitcher. His career win/loss record is even, his ERA this year is about 4.50, and he throws fastballs in the high 80s for strikes.
Last night, he threw seven innings, giving up just two hits while striking out five.
Paul Goldschmidt got both hits off Bedard -- the only two Diamondbacks hits in the game -- and were really the only high points for the Snakes last night.
Did D-backs starter Wade Miley mess this game up? No, not even close.
He was tagged for six hits over six innings, but he didn't give up a single earned run.
This, however, actually happened:
Well, he missed anyway, and managed to get very confused about where the ball could have possibly gone after he biffed it.
Since Andrew McCutchen was heading for second on the play, Young had an easy throw of what appears to be less than 50 feet to easily gun him.
Instead, he one-hops it to Willie Bloomquist, with that hop coming about a foot in front of Bloomquist's glove.
McCutchen landed on third, on what could have been an out, and what was definitely no more than a single.
McCutchen would end up scoring, and that's how Miley was pegged with a loss.
There were three errors for the Diamondbacks last night -- arguably a fourth, although it was ruled a hit -- and the Pirates added on three more runs in the eighth inning to put the game out of reach.
Now on a three-game losing streak, the Diamondbacks play the second of a four-game series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh tonight. Patrick Corbin gets the start against Jeff Karstens.