It's hard to complain about a game like this, but I'm going to do it anyway. The Pirates were facing one of the best pitchers in baseball in Noah Syndergaard, yet they seemed to hammer his pitches around the yard all night. The PIrates left 7 players on base in Syndergaard's 6 innings, with 5 of them in scoring position. They also left the tying run at 3rd in the 10th. It's disappointing to have so much success against a great pitcher and not be able to score enough to put the game away.
At least for me, Jameson Taillon's great start was lost in the shuffle of the late game. Taillon's six innings were outstanding, only really throwing one bad pitch which he gave up a 2-run homer to Ty Kelly. (Who the hell is that? I tweeted about him looking old right before the game. Looks like he took offense.) His curveball was awesome, as advertised; he threw it in all counts and to all parts of the zone to get strikes, hitting Cervelli's glove pretty regularly with it. If this is the future, I like it so far.
One really awesome thing that did happen in this game was a double play turned by Josh Harrison on a rocket off the bat of James Loney. I'm putting it here just because it's a fantastic pick coupled with Harrison having the wherewithal to get up really quickly, throw a strike to 2nd, and have his PIC Sean Rodriguez throw a strike to first for the double play on a confusing play.
The loss is still disappointing though after the great start to the series and a lead against Syndergaard with Taillon on the mound. The grueling schedule continues with a late night road trip to Colorado for a stupid one game makeup before returning to Pittsburgh to play the Cardinals this weekend. Whoever came up with this as the day to make up this game was not thinking about the Pirates when they did it.