PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 10: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on May 10, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 Pirates in six innings, which pretty much sums it up. The Bucs took a 2-0 lead in the fourth on RBI singles by Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker, but Roger Bernadina hit a solo homer to lead off the sixth. Two batters later, the Nats' TV broadcast was showing a graphic that shows how much Adam LaRoche likes pitches high and down the middle, and sure enough, Correia immediately threw an 86-MPH meatball right down the middle for a two-run shot. Correia had been pitching a shutout up to that point, but this isn't the first time this season we've seen him completely run out of gas like this.
The Pirates missed out on the sweep, but that's not such a disappointment given the matchup against Strasburg, and they have three games against the Astros coming up.