Pirates blanked by Dodgers for second straight game

   April 7, 2013 12:14 am    0

 

Want to try to look at the positives in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ latest shutout, a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night?

Well, starter A.J. Burnett (0-2) gave up just one run and struck out nine batters. He’s pitched well enough to be 2-0 so far this season.

And the bullpen kept the Pirates in the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2).

On top of that, Starling Marte had two hits in the game, both coming off of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (2-0).

Of course, those were the only two hits of the game for the Pirates (1-4).

You have to give them some credit — at least they’re consistent.

They had just two hits in Friday’s 3-0 loss to the Dodgers.

The Pirates will try to right the ship Sunday against Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-1). Jeff Locke is scheduled to take the mound for the Buccos.

– Rick Green (follow me @ETNrgreen)

 

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