By Zane Heiple
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The Pittsburgh Pirates were dominated today by the Los Angeles Dodgers today in the finale of their four game series. Since nothing went well for Pittsburgh, I thought instead of giving you the reader a written analysis of the game, I would do a “By The Numbers” piece to show just how Los Angeles outplayed the Pirates. Since the Buccos lost by two touchdowns, here are fourteen reasons for the defeat and what came because of it.
2 – The inning in which Brad Lincoln was pulled from the game, as he would only last 1.2 innings on the day, giving up six runs on eight hits.
4 – Amount of hits Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley would allow in his five innings of work.
5 – Hits by LA first baseman James Loney, who would go 5 for 6 with three RBI and two runs on the day.
7 – Total hits by the Pirates offense in 34 at bats.
9 – Strikeouts combined by the four LA pitchers used in the game.
11 – Number of strikes thrown by Evan Meek out of the thirty pitches he threw in 0.2 innings of work.
13 – Batters faced by Lincoln when he left the game with two outs in the second inning.
Well they say that numbers don’t lie and these numbers tell the story of today’s game. The Buccos will now head to the desert for a three game set with the N.L. West leading Arizona Diamondbacks. Tomorrow’s game will begin at 9:40pm and feature Jeff Karstens going up against Ian Kennedy.
Record vs. N.L. West: 12-18
Record on the Road: 34-41
Overall Record: 68-85
Let’s Go Bucs!!!