If this were a game on MLB The Show, this is definitely a game you’d probably get through about the 4th inning and either rage quit and give the other player the win or delete your progress and hit the reset button.
Unfortunately for the Pirates, this was real life.
Final score: Reds 14, Pirates 1.
This is the second time this season a Reds-Pirates game has ended in a 14-1 score, with the initial occurrence happening on April 6 in Cincinnati.
After the Reds went up 1-0 in the second inning, Jacob Stallings answered by hitting a home run and batting in what would be the sole Pirates run in the game.
Then, the Reds offense went on a tear, putting up a crooked number in the 4th inning to go up 7-1 and it was curtains from there. The Reds tacked on another seven insurance runs in the 6th, 7th and 8th to further the gap between them and the Pirates.
With all of the injuries surrounding the Pirates right now, a result like this doesn’t come as a surprise. Unfortunately, there isn’t much the team can do to fix their current situation except come into the park tomorrow pretending like none of this ever happened.
JT Brubaker takes the mound tomorrow night against Sonny Gray. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. EST.