After an eighty minute rain delay the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies finally took the field to begin a three game series at PNC Park. Game one of the series would not end until after 1:00am, which is when Starling Marte drove in Chris Stewart on a single to center, to lead Pittsburgh to a 1-0 victory over Philadelphia.
Clearly in a game like this pitching was the dominate factor throughout. The most surprising thing was who the pitchers were that dominated the opposing team’s offense. Jeff Locke started for the Pirates and had by far his best night of the season. He would go six innings allowing zero runs on six hits, while walking one and striking out two. Those kinds of numbers you will take from your fifth starter any night...Read More