Jul 23, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (47) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Game One: Francisco Liriano (5-6, 2.98 ERA) vs. Doug Fister (3-5, 4.30 ERA)
Result: Pirates win 7-3
Winning Pitcher: Francisco Liriano (6-6, 2.91 ERA)
Losing Pitcher: Doug Fister (3-6, 4.50 ERA)
- What went right:
- Francisco Liriano was absolutely filthy, going six innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out 11.
- Andrew McCutchen went 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
- Pedro Alvarez had a very solid ballgame, going 1-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a walk.
- Pirate pitching kept Bryce Harper in check as he struck out twice.
- What went wrong:
The Pirates started off the series against Washington with a big win. They then looked to gain some revenge off the pitcher that no-hit them just over a month ago…
Next: Game Two: Jeff Locke vs. Max Scherzer