Monday: 14-4 Loss at Chicago Cubs. Bedard, Resop stink it up. Box score.
Tuesday: 5-0 Win at Chicago Cubs. Burnett CG, SHO, 1 hitter. Box score.
Wednesday: 8-4 Win at Chicago Cubs. Seven straight hits score 5. Box score.
Season Record: 60-44, 2nd place in NL Central, 3.0 games back
Notes: A busy series that saw of lots highs and lows. Erik Bedard and Chris Resop had horrible innings on Monday. A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the 8th on Tuesday. Casey McGehee grounded into a double play in what turned out to be his final at bat as a Pirate. Neil Walker knocked in five runs – including a grand slam – on Tuesday. Joel Hanrahan pitched for the first time in a week and gave up a cycle to the first four betters he faced, then struck out the side. In their Pirate debuts, Gaby Sanchez had no hits but saw a lot of pitches and took a walk, and Travis Snider had three hits and scored three runs.
|Marte, S, LF||14||1||4||2||0||5||3||0.286||0.286|
|McCutchen, A, CF||11||5||6||0||3||2||1||0.545||0.643|
|Jones, G, 1B||9||3||4||3||2||1||4||0.444||0.545|
|Presley, RF, PH||5||0||0||0||0||0||5||0.000||0.000|
|Burnett, AJ, P||4||0||0||0||0||4||0||0.000||0.000|
|Sanchez, G, 1B||2||0||0||0||1||1||2||0.000||0.333|
Doubles (4): Alvarez (16), McCutchen 2 (21), Jones (16)
Home Runs (3): Walker (11), Marte (2), McKenry (10)
SB: Marte (2), Alvarez (1)
CS: Presley (5)
Errors: Alvarez (15)
|Burnett, AJ(W, 13-3)||9.0||1||0||0||2||8||0||0.00||0.33|
|Hughes, J(H, 10)||1.3||1||0||0||1||1||0||0.00||1.50|
Transactions: Traded RHP Brad Lincoln to Toronto for RF Travis Snider. Recalled RHP Daniel McCutchen from AAA. Designated OF/IF Drew Sutton for assignment. Traded OF Gorkys Hernandez to Miami for 1B Gaby Sanchez and minor league RHP Kyle Kaminska. Traded 1B Casey McGehee to New York Yankees for RHP Chad Qualls. Optioned RHP Daniel McCutchen to AAA.
Filed under: baseball, Pirates Tagged: | A.J. Burnett, baseball, Brad Lincoln, Casey McGehee, Chad Qualls, Chris Resop, Cubs, Daniel McCutchen, Drew Sutton, Erik Bedard, Gaby Sanchez, Gorkys Hernandez, Joel Hanrahan, Kyle Kaminska, Neil Walker, Pirates, Travis Snider