Pirates 6, Astros 2
W: W. Rodriguez (10-13)
L: Lyles (3-11)
Contributed by Reuben
I’m sick of watching Tyler Greene try to play SS. He is terrible. I actually feel kind of bad for the guy – you can tell he feels awful when he fucks up, and he just seems very intense, all around. Probably a little too intense, actually. Or too worried about booting another ball.
In any case, it seems clear that the guy is not a major league shortstop. Nor does Brandon Laird, on first impression, appear to be a major league third baseman, although that would put him in a rather large club of 2012 Astros, including pretty much anyone who’s set foot over there this year except for Dominguez and Marwin.
So yeah, awful, wretched defense kinda did Lyles in in this one, not that he didn’t make any mistakes, but then again plenty of pitchers this year have yielded multiple hits to Andrew McCutchen, AKA Superman.
This game bummed me out so much I had to spend an hour+ hunting down Misfits songs on Youtube. I got drinks with my brother earlier tonight, and during the course of conversation I discovered that he didn’t know who Glenn Danzig was (he’s only 25), so I wanted to direct him to some representative Misfits material. Damn they were a great band. Well, not a “great band” in the literal sense, of course, but those songs sure are fun to listen to, dark and fucked-up as the subject matter usually is. Theme For A Jackal, Where Eagles Dare, I Turned Into a Martian… it can quickly make one forget about a cringe-worthy baseball game.
“And Wallace hit an RBI double, whoa-oh-oh…”
Read even more scathing appraisals of the team’s defense in the GameZone thread.