The Pirates were defeated 3-2 this afternoon, finishing off a series sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals. Overall, the Pirates scored four runs in 30 innings in this series. The success or failure of Salomon Torres is totally irrelevant if this lack of offense continues.
We hoped to see a deeper and more dangerous lineup this season, one that could provide Jason Bay with some protection. With Adam LaRoche struggling and out of the lineup today, the Cardinals showed their complete lack of respect for any hitter that was not Canadian-born. Bay walked three times, and saw only one strike after the 5th inning. It's not too surprising that the Pirates only pushed across two runs.