One night after being blown out by thirteen runs, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked to be on their way to another shut out at the hands of the Washington Nationals. Down a run in the eighth Pittsburgh would battle their way to four runs and keep Washington off the board in the ninth to close out a 4-1 victory.
Chris Archer started for the Pirates tonight and would leave the game prior to the second inning to a right shoulder injury. This would mean an already taxed Bucco bullpen would be responsible for covering the final eight innings. First up was Clay Holmes who would give the team 3.2 innings of work allowing one run on one hit with four walks and three strikeouts. That run came on an Anthony Rendon RBI double to right center in the fifth.
Nationals starter Steven Strausburg always...Read More