Pirates Vs. Braves: Bullpen Allows Four Runs In 6-1 Loss

The Pirates wasted a good start by A.J. Burnett, who struck out eight and gave up two runs in six innings in his second appearance as a Buc, in a 6-1 loss the Atlanta Braves Friday.

In the third, Burnett gave up a leadoff walk to Tyler Pastornicky, leading to an RBI single by Martin Prado. The Pirates responded with a Garrett Jones RBI single in the fourth, but Pastornicky knocked in Jason Heyward with a single the following inning.

Tony Watson replaced Burnett in the seventh and gave up a single and two walks. Evan Meek then relieved Watson and promptly gave up a two-run double by Dan Uggla. Chipper Jones then knocked in two more runs with a single.

The Pirates had just six hits on the evening, all singles.

It was the first game this season in which the Pirates gave up more than five runs.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.