Pittsburgh Pirates series review vs. Rockies

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Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Game Four: Jeff Locke (8-11, 4.48ERA) vs. Chad Bettis (8-5, 4.46ERA)

Result: Pirates win 5-4

Winning Pitcher: Joe Blanton (7-2, 3.03ERA)

Losing Pitcher: Jairo Diaz (0-1, 3.00ERA)

Save: Mark Melancon (50, 1.86ERA)

  • What went right:
    • Josh Harrison had two doubles and was fantastic from the lead-off spot. He went 2-5 with a run scored.
    • Jaff Decker had his best game as a Pirate. He went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
    • Starling Marte had another big game and may never want to leave Coors Field. He went 4-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
    • Pedro Alvarez was the offensive hero of the game. He hit the deciding three-run home run to set up the win and finish the sweep. He went 1-3 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and a run scored.
  • What went wrong:
    • Chad Bettis had a pretty solid game as his slider kept the Pirates off-balance for most of the day. He went six innings, allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out six.
    • Corey Dickerson continued to be a thorn I the Pirates’ side. He went 2-5 with a run scored.
    • Pedro Alvarez was not very sharp in the field as he had a misplay that lead to a Rockies run.
    • Jeff Locke was fairly poor again. He wasn’t terrible, but he allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out five.

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