We knew things could get ugly without Andrew McCutchen in the lineup, but tonight for the Pittsburgh Pirates it was the bullpen that let things get out of hand in game one of a three game series against the Miami Marlins. At the end of the day the Pirates would fall to the Marlins 6-3.
Charlie Morton took the ball for Pittsburgh tonight, and while he found himself in a few jams, he was able to induce some ground balls and double plays to keep the scoring to a minimum. He was able to work a total of seven innings giving up one run on six hits while walking and striking out four. That lone run was a Marcell Ozuna double to shallow left.
The Pirates offense looked lackluster at best tonight, though they carried the lead into the eighth. The first run came in the third when Jordy Mercer conn...Read More