Monday was a rough night offensively for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They collected just four hits, none of which were for extra bases, and walked just twice. Unsurprisingly, the team was shutout in the loss.
Following Monday night’s poor performance, the power start to flash for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the second game of the series the Pirates won 3-2. Erik Gonzalez and Frazier each had a double in the game. Stallings then added his walk off blast in the bottom of the 9th.
Then on Thursday afternoon, the Bucco bats went to work. Scoring 7 runs, Frazier, Bryan Reynolds, Josh Bell, and Colin Moran all hit home runs. Moran also added a double. In total, the Pirates collected 14 hits in the victory.
The first three games of the series the Pittsburgh Pirates scored just 5 runs, including being shutout. However, thanks to terrific pitching the team still won two of these three games. Then in the series finale, the offense exploded for 7 runs. While the overall grade for the Pirate offense in the series is not good, the offense did enough to help the team win the series.