Marlins’ five-run 4th inning dooms Pirates

Final: Marlins 6, Pirates 2

WP: Josh Johnson (1-3, 5.36 ERA)

LP: Kevin Correia (1-4, 4.50 ERA)

The Pirates grabbed an early lead with a run in the 1st inning, but Kevin Correia quickly relinquished that lead and then the wheels came off in the 4th inning when he gave up five runs before being removed from the game.

The Pirates added a run in the 7th with a solo homer by Michael McKenry, but they were in too big a hole to ever really threaten the Marlins at any point after the 4th.

The Pirates bullpen pitched another 4 1/3 scoreless innings today, which means they are on a 16 inning scoreless streak and now have a 2.44 ERA on the season.

Alex Presley was 0 for 3 as he continues his slump. He is 0 for his last 14 and 2 for his last 24. He really needs to get going because he is pretty much useless if he is not hitting since he isn’t going to get on base by walking.