Friday: 6-0 Loss at Detroit. Verlander almost unhittable. Box score.
Saturday: 4-3 Win at Detroit. McCutchen leads the way again. Box score.
Sunday: 4-3 Loss at Detroit. 17 K’s, still almost won. Box score.
Season Record: 19-22, 3rd place in NL Central, 3.0 games back
Notes: Andrew McCutchen hits two more homeruns and the Pirates win. He gets no hits and they lose. Josh Harrison is hitting the ball well right now. I wouldn’t mind seeing him at shortstop a few games this week. Rod Barajas appears to have shaken off his early season slump. After a .143/.222/.184 April he’s hitting .310/.318/.667 in May. The writing is on the wall for Nate McLouth. He went 0-8 with 4 K’s over the weekend, including the game ender yesterday. All told he’s 0 for his last 20 with 9 K’s and 1 walk. Can we please get Gorkys Hernandez some at bats? It’s literally impossible that he could do worse. One of the biggest problems this team has on offense is strikeouts: 12 on Friday, 12 on Saturday, 17 on Sunday.
|Harrison, 2B, 3B, DH||11||3||3||0||1||3||1||0.273||0.385|
|Walker, 2B, DH||11||1||3||1||1||4||4||0.273||0.333|
|McCutchen, A, CF||11||2||2||4||1||4||6||0.182||0.250|
|Alvarez, 3B, DH||9||0||0||0||2||8||4||0.000||0.182|
|Jones, G, RF, 1B||7||0||1||0||0||5||2||0.143||0.143|
Doubles (2): Jones (6), Harrison (3)
HomeRuns (4): McCutchen 2 (7), Barajas (4), Walker (2)
CS: Navarro (2)
Passed Ball: Barajas 2 (4)
Double Plays: (Barmes-Walker-McGehee), (McGehee)
|Morton (L, 2-4)||6.0||9||4||4||1||4||1||6.00||1.67|
|Burnett, AJ (W, 2-2)||6.0||7||2||2||3||2||1||3.00||1.67|
|Correia (L, 1-5)||6.0||4||3||3||0||2||1||4.50||0.67|
|Hanrahan (S, 9)||1.0||0||0||0||1||2||0||0.00||1.00|
|Cruz, J (H, 7)||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||1.00|
|Grilli (H, 10)||1.0||2||1||0||0||1||0||0.00||2.00|
Transactions: Optioned RHP Evan Meek to AAA. Recalled OF Gorkys Hernandez from AAA. Placed RHP Jason Grilli on the Bereavement List. Recalled LHP Jeff Locke from AAA. Acquired IF Drew Sutton from the Atlanta Braves for cash, assigned Sutton to AAA.