After earning a much needed victory yesterday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates had an opportunity to split this weekend’s four game series at PNC Park with another win today against the Miami Marlins. Ivan Nova took the mound for Pittsburgh against a familiar face for Pirates’ fans – Jeff Locke.
Nova was solid for Pittsburgh, and the offense did just enough to tally a 3-1 victory on the North Shore.
Improving to 6-4 on the season, Nova gave up just one hit and no walks in six innings, lowering his ERA to 2.83 on the season. The lone run for Miami was scored on Daniel Hudson. For the second straight day, Felipe Rivero earned a four-out save.
Overall, Locke pitched well against his former team, giving up three runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings...Read More