Brandon Boggs singled in the 8th inning, and was thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double while his team was down ten runs. Sadly that was the extent of the Pirates offense today.
Charlie Morton wasn’t good either, giving up seven hits and five runs in three innings while striking out two. After the game, Morton wasn’t worried about it, he said he did what he wanted to do and was simply unlucky. You don’t want to look into these starts when guys like Morton are just trying to get ready for the season, but it’s never fun seeing one of your better starters getting hit around.
Evan Meek, Juan Cruz, Tony Watson, and Jared Hughes pitched scoreless innings (Hughes struck out two and has looked great this spring). Chris Leroux gave up four runs in .1 innings and Tim Wood gave up another while getting the last two outs of Leroux’s inning.
All-in-all it was a really bad day for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who fall to 6-9 on the spring. Alex Presley, Jose Tabata, Casey McGehee, Clint Barmes, Neil Walker, Nate McLouth, and Michael McKenry combined to go 0 for 16. Good thing these games don’t count.