Parra is starting to look more and more the way he did earlier in the season by giving up big innings and a shitload of hits. I don't want to hear about how much potential he has and how good his pitches can be if the end result is always the same. You're not a rookie anymore, time to get your shit straight. I imagine the plan was to have Gallardo 1 and Parra 2. That just doesn't seem realistic at this point. Unfortunetely, it doesn't sound like there will be much in the way of available pitching in the offseason, so that may be the way it ends up.
Finally hit a few bombs with someone on base. That's about he only way you're going to win by the long ball without manufacturing some additional runs. You just can't hit 6 home runs every game. We're going to continue to have a streaky offense until we get more guys hitting for average. Braun and Fielder do both, but they are not the norm.
I would say the win was secured by defense. Some great plays by Meeheegeeheenee to save several runs. He had 3 or 4 great digs on bad hops. Escobar is also really starting to show some great range. He almost came up with a play that was damn near the 3rd base line. The infield future looks bright. I will say that Lopez really needs to get healthy because he again missed a few that he should have brought up. His offense has been stellar, but he is starting to hurt us in the field. Some times it almost looks like he is tanking plays.
Andrew Mccutchen is quite a talent. Offensively, every time he would come up I found myself saying "Oh, fuck" because I knew it was either going to be a double or a home run. Defensively, he has great range in the out field and continuously makes amazing plays.