Despite a strong start from Osvaldo Bido and late-inning heroics from the offense, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered their 11th loss in their past 12 games on Saturday afternoon
The Pittsburgh Pirates got a good outing from Osvaldo Bido and had some late-game heroics, but ultimately lost 4-3 in 11 innings against the Miami Marlins. With the loss, the Pirates have now lost 11 of their past 12 games. The second such stretch for the Pirates this season. They have fallen to 35-41 overall on the season.
Ke'Bryan Hayes lined a two-out single into left field making it 3-2 Pirates in the top of the tenth inning, but the Marlins struck back in the bottom half of the inning with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 3.
The Pirates were scoreless in the 11th inning as the Marlins struck out the side.
In the bottom of the 11th inning, Angel Perdomo gave up a base hit to Jon Berti as the Marlins walked it off.
The Pirate offense was sluggish for the majority of the game, but that changed in the 8th inning off Andrew McCutchen's second double of the day as Carlos Santana singled to bring him home making it 2-1 Marlins.
In the 9th inning as Pittsburgh was down to their final strike, Jason Delay came through.
Delay rocketed a line drive into left field scoring Nick Gonzales to tie the game at 2.
Bido pitched 5.2 innings with five strikeouts allowing two runs, continuing to show promising signs of potential. If nothing else, Bido has far exceeded expectations thus far and has provided the Pirate rotation a much needed boost.
Four of Bidos's five strikeouts came from his fastball, a pitch that has been producing a lot of swings and misses for the young pitcher. Bido pitched himself out of trouble in the second inning with runners on first and second, escaping the inning allowing no runs to score. Bido found himself in the same jam in the fourth inning and was again able to escape the inning allowing no runs.
In the 5h inning, Bido finally cracked and gave up a two-run home run to Luis Arraez to put the Marlins up 2-0.
In the 6th inning, McCutchen hit a fly ball to right field for his 400th career double.
In the 7th inning, Henry Davis laced a ground ball along the third base line for a leadoff double.
Sunday afternoon the Pirates will send Johan Oviedo (4.30 ERA, 3.89 FIP) to the mound in search of a series split. Miami is set to start star rookie Eury Pérez (1.54 ERA, 3.37 FIP). First pitch from LoanDepot Park is scheduled for 1:40 PM ET.