Pittsburgh Pirates: Mitch Keller Shoves, But Team Gets Walked Off in 10 Innings

Mitch Keller allowed only one hit in seven innings, but the offense and bullpen could not capitalize on his effort leading to a loss.
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Mitch Keller dominated in 7 innings, but the Pirate bullpen failed to hold the lead as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their fourth game in a row

The Pittsburgh Pirates got 7 dominant innings from Mitch Keller but ended up getting walked off by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the tenth inning, losing their third series in a row.

Mitch Keller pitched 7 scoreless innings, only allowing one hit. As soon as Keller was taken out of the game, the lead was gone.

On his second pitch of the game, Colin Holderman served up a cutter for a home run to tie the game at 1 in the 8th inning.

With the game tied in the tenth inning, Jared Triolo shot a grounder to right field for a single, scoring Carlos Santana to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead.

In the bottom half of the inning David Bednar was in for his second inning. The first batter of the inning bunted, and Bednar committed an error on the throw causing the runner to be safe; that first play set the tone for how the inning would go for the Pirates.

The next batter grounded a ball to Carlos Santana in an awkward position causing Santana to hesitate and not make a throw anywhere, the tying run scored on the play.

With the bases loaded Bednar gave up a double and the Pirates were walked off by a final score of 3-2.

Mitch Keller struggled with his command early on, walking three batters in the first four innings. Despite that, Keller went 5.2 innings without allowing a hit.

After five innings of only one hit, the Pirates finally struck. A Jason Delay leadoff walk in the sixth inning followed by a Jack Suwinski ground-rule double to right center field broke the tie and made it 1-0 Pirates.

The loss makes it a four-game losing streak for Pittsburgh. With one game left to be played, the Pirates are now just 1-5 on their current road trip.

Next up

Former NL Central foe Zach Davies (6.52 ERA, 4.39 FIP) is set to start for the Diamondbacks on Sunday as they go for the series sweep. As of this writing, the Pirates had yet to announce a starting pitcher. First pitch from Chase Field is scheduled for 4:10 PM ET.

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