Pirates Dominated By Dana Eveland, Lose 6-4

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Dana Eveland #37 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 1, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Bucs' ninth-inning comeback attempt fell short as the Pirates lost to Dana Eveland and the Dodgers, 6-4. Eveland pitched eight innings and allowed six hits, no walks and a run, and the offense was pretty much silent the entire time. Brad Lincoln got through six innings and allowed three runs, all of them in the first.

The offense suddenly sprang into action against Blake Hawksworth in the ninth, as Alex Presley hit a two-run homer. Kenley Jansen then came in and allowed a walk, a single and a sacrifice fly to make it 6-4. That's all the Pirates would manage, as Josh Harrison and Brandon Wood struck out.

I was pretty depressed about seven innings into this one, so I'm glad to see something good happen in the ninth. The four runs and nine hits the Pirates ultimately got were respectable, and would have been enough to keep the Pirates in the game had it not been for another Chris Resop meltdown in the eighth. But still ... Dana Eveland. This is bad.

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