Trevor Williams Does It All In Pittsburgh Pirates First Win


The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 1-1 on the season following a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their first win of the season against Cincinnati on Sunday. It was all Pirates in their 5-0 victory. After a rain out Saturday, Trevor Williams looked to put in a solid outing in his first start. It was indeed a great outing on the mound as well as with a bat in his hands.

Williams went 6 innings of shut out baseball allowing only 3 hits, a walk, and 6 strike outs. He could’ve went deeper into the ballgame, but after a lengthier 6th inning pitch count wise, it was in their best interest to sit him down for the rest of the ballgame. Williams also went 1 for 2 at the plate along with 2 RBI’s and a bases loaded walk that chased Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray from the game.

On the flip side, Gray had a less than ideal outing for the Reds on Sunday. He struggled with command all afternoon by lasting only 2.2 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 runs total in his Reds debut. Gray also gave up 4 walks, threw only 35 of 72 pitches for a strike, and failed to record a strikeout.

Other than Williams production at the plate, Adam Frazier and Melky Cabrera picked up a pair of hits. Starling Marte, Josh Bell, and Corey Dickerson each provided an RBI in the Pirates 5-0 win. Everyone up and down the lineup showed great patience at the plate all game long.

Other notes from todays game:

  • Joe Musgrove, who was originally scheduled to start today, got 2 innings of work in relief. He will start Friday against Cincinnati at PNC Park.
  • Felipe Vazquez worked the ninth, but wasn’t able to get the last out after allowing a double and a walk. Keone Kela was able to strike out Matt Kemp for the final out.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will return home to play the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, April 1st in a quick two game series. Chris Archer is scheduled to start Monday’s home opener for the Pirates, while longtime Bucco nemesis Adam Wainwright is scheduled to make the start for the Red Birds. First pitch from PNC Park is scheduled for 1:05.