(Ian Desmond ended his 0-5 night with a K - his fourth of the night. Screen grab via MASN/TV)
"Tough one. We had runners on, we just couldn't get the big hit."
(Davey Johnson, via postgame interview/MASN, 5/17/2012)
Pirates 5, Nationals 3: Remember Whiffsburgh last week? Tonight: more strikeouts than you can shake Ian Desmond's stick at. James McDonald dominates early, takes no hitter to the 6th. 14 K, 7 LOB for Nats.
McCutchen'd: 2-4, 2 HR, amazing catch in CF (video here).
Raise your hand if you're still trying to figure out why Davey Johnson let Jordan Zimmermann pitch to Andrew McCutchen.
Good news: Adam LaRoche keeps on hitting...
Silver lining: no need to fret about Henry Rodriguez on this night.