It was an ugly day for anyone associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. News broke in the early afternoon that All-Star Closer Felipe Vazquez had been arrested for multiple charges dealing with sexual misconduct towards a minor. News like this makes something as simple as a baseball game have very little meaning. That being said, Pittsburgh did open a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners tonight at PNC Park.
Seattle controlled the game from start to finish, and one could assume that the Pirates had their minds elsewhere. Dee Gordon plated the first run tonight in the second inning on a sac fly to right field. A single by Shed Long in the fifth gave the Mariners a two-run lead. Back to back home runs by Omar Narvaez and Austin Nola in the sixth increased their lead to four...Read More