Pirates Continue Struggle With Padres After 5-7 Loss

After a miraculous comeback at the bottom the the ninth to tie the game, it looked like the Pirates had all the momentum to go to extra innings. But Chase Headley of the Padres had his own contribution to make to the game last night. His two-run walk off homer at the bottom of the 10th capitalized on the Pirates’ failure to convert any runs at the top of the inning, and left the Bucs with a 0-2 record against the Padres this series. Following last night’s loss, the Pirates also dropped to 7.5 games behind Cincinnati in the NL Central Division. This also leaves Pittsburgh only a half game ahead of St. Louis and Los Angeles for the second wild-card position.

Despite the Padres leading off with a powerful two-run first inning, the Pirates finally took their only lead of the game in the sixth, only to see it vanish when San Diego took their turn at bat. The seventh and eighth innings belonged solely to the Padres, who left the Pirates grasping for a last-minute chance to go to extra innings in the ninth. First baseman Garrett Jones led the Pirates in batting, earning two runs on a trio of hits. But Jones also earned the only fielding error for the Pirates when he misplayed a grounder.

A.J. Burnett pitched a relatively solid game, despite the scoreboard telling a different story. In 6.1 innings pitched, Burnett tallied seven strikeouts and earned a 3.63 ERA with 12 hits and four runs. Reliever Daniel McCutchen, instead, earned the loss for the game after giving up a walk-off homer to Headley.

The Pirates face off once again against the Padres tonight, hoping to salvage one game from the series and stay in contention for the second wild-card slot this year. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets are available at HeadlineTickets.com for tonight’s game and the Pirates’ next series against the Brewers.


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