SERIES REVIEW: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Marlins

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Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Game Four: Gerrit Cole (14-7, 2.49ERA) vs. Justin Nicolino (2-1, 3.77ERA)

Result: Pirates win 2-1

Winning Pitcher: Gerrit Cole (15-7, 2.44ERA)

Losing Pitcher: Justin Nicolino (2-2, 3.65ERA)

Save: Mark Melancon (41, 1.48ERA)

  • What went right:
    • Gerrit Cole shoved it again. He looked very much the All Star in this game. He went 7.1 innings, allowed one run on five hits and struck out four.
    • Francisco Cervelli had a nice game going before the UmpShow started. He went 1-2 with a triple and a run scored.
    • Pedro Alvarez hit a monstrous home run in fourth inning. It came off the bat at 111MPH and traveled 443 feet. It made Marlins Park look small. He ended up 1-3 on the day.
    • Gregory Polanco really loves Miami. He went 1-2 with two walks.
  • What went wrong:
    • Francisco Cervelli was tossed in the third inning and it appeared the umpire had a very short leash for the catcher. Ridiculous that in a pennant race, an umpire would be so quick with an ejection.
    • Starling Marte grounded into a rally killing double play in the third inning.
    • Martin Prado was again solid for the Marlins. He went 2-4 with a run scored.
    • Pirates went 0-4 with runners in scoring position.

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