The Pittsburgh Pirates ended their six game losing streak with a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday at PNC Park.
JT Brubaker started for Pittsburgh, giving up four hits and one walk in six innings on the mound. He improved to 4-4 on the season, lowering his ERA to 3.74. His mound opponent, Jon Gray, fell to 4-5 after giving up three runs on four hits in three innings.
Pittsburgh scored three runs in the second inning to take control of the game. A single by Michael Perez scored the game’s first run, and a couple of sacrifices, one by Adam Frazier and one by Ben Gamel, each scored a run to make it 3-0.
Bryan Reynolds hit a two run homerun to right center field in the fifth. A fielder’s choice off the bat of Cole Tucker made it 6-0, and a sacrifice fly by Gregory Polanco in the sixth inning made it 7-0, which would be the final score.
This was a nice solid victory for the Bucs. After a disastrous week in all facets of the game, this team was due to have a satisfying win. Now the Pirates will look to sweep the doubleheader as they face off against the Rockies in the second game later this afternoon.
Record vs. Rockies: 1-0
Record vs. N.L. West: 6-6
Record at Home: 9-14
Overall Record: 9-14
Let’s Go Bucs!