GW doesn't know what is more excruciating - a visit to the dentist for a root canal, watching Tyler Yates pitch or the 5-6-7-8 Pittsburgh batters.
Yates probably deserved better; Jason Jaramillo was charged with an error on a bunt when his throw went into right field, though it looked suspiciously like Freddy Sanchez may have short-armed the ball. Either way, the building block of the inning was Yate's walk to the second batter after giving up a leadoff single.
Then there's the back end of the Bucco lineup. Brandon Moss - 1 RBI. Eric Hinske - 4 RBI. Andy LaRoche - 8 RBI. Jason Jaramillo - 3 RBI. Brian Bixler - 2 RBI. 212 at-bats, 0 HR, 18 RBI. Heal quickly, Ryan.
Don't look now, but the Pirates were in second place on Monday. Tonight, they're in fifth. It's too soon to cry mama, but if the lumber doesn't start cracking pretty soon...