Pirates starting pitcher Ian Snell fell to a dissappointing 4-10 on the year as the Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night by the score of 3-1. The Reds used six dfferent pitchers as they shut down the Pirates offense. The Pirates could only score one run in the game and that came in the first inning on a rbi single by Andy LaRoche.
Snell tossed six innings and gave up six hits and two runs. Five walks really hurt Snell and if he wouldn’t have walked so many batters probably would have stayed in the game longer. No matter what though, it is hard to win a game when your offense only scores one run in the game.
The Pirates can’t give up even though they are out of the playoff race like in most years. They just have to keep on going out there and play ard and the fans need to stay behind the players. Voice your opinion to the management and not the players.