Atlanta • The Pirates have lost three straight and five of six and suddenly have to worry about the status of Wandy Rodriguez.
Manager Clint Hurdle said it's a good time to remember that even after being swept by Atlanta, Pittsburgh is in good position in the NL Central.
Rodriguez recorded only one out before leaving the game with an injury as Pittsburgh, held without a hit for 7 2-3 innings, lost to Julio Teheran and the Braves 5-0 on Wednesday. The Pirates finished with one hit.
"With everything that's gone on, we're going to walk out of here and we're 10 games over .500," Hurdle said. "We've just got to continue to keep playing."
Now the big question is Rodriguez's health.
Rodriguez (6-4) left the game with tightness in his left forearm. The left-hander pointed to his forearm when visited by Hurdle and a trainer. After a brief discussion on the mound, Rodriguez was removed from the game