After a series split in their series against the Seattle Mariners, the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their west coast jaunt tonight in the first of a three game series against the Oakland Athletics. Despite a slow start from their starter Jeff Locke, the Bucs rallied for seven consecutive runs, led by Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer, on their way to a 7-3 victory.
Things didn’t start off well for Locke. After issuing a walk to Jed Lowrie to begin his evening, Locke gave up a two run homerun to Marcus Semien to trail 2-0 early. A Yonder Alonso bunt single with two outs would lead to another run when Lowrie hit an RBI double off the wall in left field. The A’s had a 3-0 advantage and looked to be in control.
From that point forward, however, the Pirates took over the game, rallying...Read More