One night after the Pittsburgh Pirates were on the wrong side of a 16 run defeat, they were on the wrong end of a slugfest tonight. The Los Angeles Dodgers would smack a total of six home runs on their way to an 8-3 victory. All eight of those runs came via the long ball as Pittsburgh pitchers didn’t miss many bats for the second straight night.
Ivan Nova took the brunt of much of the Los Angeles beatdown. He became the first Pirates pitcher in their 131-year history to give up five or more home runs in a game. Nova would last five innings allowing seven runs on nine hits, while walking two and striking out three. Clearly, he was not at his best tonight, but the bullpen is so taxed at this point he had to go as long as possible.
As far as the Buccos offense goes, David Freese a...Read More