There is no joy in Mudville! Our Pittsburgh Pirates close out their series in Los Angeles with another matinee versus the Dodgers. These are your keys for today's game. 1)The Pirates put on a pitiful display yesterday in an 8-4 loss. The Dodgers walked 11 Bucco batters but our favorite Black-N-Gold Baseball team still managed to go only 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position and leave 18 men on base. That just won't do. Bring the Hit, Run & Score! 2)In yesterday's keys to the game, Mrs. Black-N-Gold praised the revamped pitching staff of the Pirates. So much for that. Although they didn't walk a batter, the Bucs gave up a season-high 17 hits while the defense committed 3 errors. Keep the runners off the basepaths. It's as easy as 1-2-3! 3)The Pirates start RH Chad Kuhl, 2-1, 3.91 ERA. He'll face LA LH Brett Anderson, making his season debut. The Bucs have won all 5 of Kuhl's starts. That's cool. Get your kicks with win #6! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!