I didn't watch yesterday's game, a situation for which, in retrospect, I'm profoundly thankful.
To whatever extent grown men tossing around a cowhide sphere for money can, should, or does, influence one's mood, yesterday's loss was especially disheartening. When your closer blows a three-run lead, there will be some gnashing of teeth. Post-game discussion, accordingly, centered on two topics:
- Potential ways to fix the Pirates' suddenly catastrophic bullpen, and
- Apportionment of blame for inferior construction and/or sub-optimal usage of said bullpen