The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t had much luck when playing at Camden Yards over the years. In fact, since Interleague play began, Pittsburgh as just one win at the Baltimore Orioles home park. Thankfully they were able to double that win total today and avoid being swept in the process. A great pitching performance and clutch hitting got them an 8-1 victory.
Bryse Wilson was lights out during his five innings of work this afternoon. He allowed one run on four hits to go with five strikeouts. That lone run came in the third inning and gave Baltimore their only lead of the day. It was a solo home run off the bat of Jorge Mateo that traveled 350 ft.
The Pittsburgh offense came to life in the fifth inning with three runs. The runs started when Greg Allen hit an RBI single to right, which tied the game at one. The Pirates took the lead on a Cal Mitchell single to shallow left center. New Bucco Jose Godoy then hit into a fielder’s choice to allow Allen to score. Michael Chavis added a run in the sixth when he singled to right to bring home Bryan Reynolds.
A four run seventh for Pittsburgh would put this game away for good. Allen was able to score again when Kevin Newman reached first on an infield single. Newman then came in to score later in the inning on a Reynolds single to center. The final two runs of the night scored on a two-run home run from Ke’Bryan Hayes.
The Pirates bullpen was solid covering the final four innings of the ball game. Eric Stout pitched a clean sixth inning. The seventh and eighth belonged to Colin Holderman, he would strike out one batter during those two innings. Yerry De Los Santos pitched the final inning and struck out one batter to finish off the victory.
It was great to see a total team victory for Pittsburgh today. They still have seven games to go on this road trip and will head west to begin a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks beginning Monday night. Tyler Beede is slated to start for the Pirates, while Arizona will counter with Zac Gallen. First pitch is set for 9:40pm.
Record vs. Orioles: 1-2
Record vs. American League: 3-9
Record on the Road: 20-35
Overall Record: 44-64
Let’s Go Bucs!