Pittsburgh Pirates series review vs San Francisco Giants
By Steve Kubitz
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Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Game One: Charlie Morton (7-4, 4.36ERA) vs. Jake Peavy (3-5, 4.18ERA)
Result: Pirates win 4-0
Winning Pitcher: Charlie Morton (8-4, 4.06ERA)
Losing Pitcher: Jake Peavy (3-6, 4.35ERA
- What went right:
- Charlie Morton had yet another solid start. He went 6.2 innings, allowed zero runs on four hits and struck out eight.
- Neil Walker had a big day at the plate. Going 2-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored.
- Starling Marte is continuing to look comfortable coming back from his hand injury. He went 2-3 with a hit by pitch and two runs scored.
- Jared Hughes had a solid, if not unspectacular 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.
- What went wrong:
- Nori Aoki played well for the Giants in his return from the DL. He went 1-3 with a walk.
- Pedro Alvarez grounded into a double play to end the eighth inning.
- Yusmeiro Petit threw two scoreless innings of relief and struck out four.
- Andrew McCutchen went 0-4 and left four men on base.
Ground Chuck was very electric in game one of the series and the Pirates shutout a very solid Giants offense. The team then turned to Jeff Locke as he faced off against the man that ended the Pirates season in 2014.
Next: Game Two: Locke vs. Bumgarner