Friday: 2-1 Win at St Louis. JMac comes back. Box score.
Saturday: 5-4 Loss at St Louis. Lots of missed chances. Box score.
Sunday: 6-3 Win at St Louis. Pirates on the good side of 19 inning game. Box score.
Season Record: 67-54, 2nd place in NL Central, 6.5 games back
Notes: The Bucs had their best pitching of any series this month. Not coincidentally, they won their first series this month. James McDonald and Jeff Karstens were effective and efficient. The bullpen put up 12 scoreless innings in yesterday’s 19 inning affair. Stepping up big were Chris Resop (3.0 IP), Jared Hughes, Kevin Correia and Wandy Rodriguez (2.0 IP each.) Jose Tabata had a nice day at the plate after bring called up for the injured Starling Marte, but made outs on the basepaths all three times he reached. The Fort was finally cooled off, going 0 for 13. Pedro Alvarez had the big hit on Sunday, hitting a solo homer to give the Pirates the lead in the 19th inning. Andrew McCutchen would knock in two more insurance runs before the inning was over. Pittsburgh looked better than they had in weeks while taking two of three from their division rival.
|McCutchen, A, CF||15||1||3||4||3||7||9||0.200||0.368|
|Jones, G, 1B-RF||13||0||4||2||0||5||8||0.308||0.286|
|Marte, S, LF||6||1||2||0||0||0||0||0.333||0.429|
|Sanchez, G, 1B||6||1||2||0||0||2||2||0.333||0.333|
|Navarro, LF, PH||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.000||0.000|
|McDonald, J, P, PH||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0.333||0.333|
Doubles (6): Alvarez (18), Mercer 2 (5), Sanchez (13), Jones (21), Tabata (14)
Triples (1): Harrison (4)
Home Runs (1): Alvarez (23)
CS: Tabata 2 (11)
PO: Marte, Tabata
Errors: Karstens (1)
DP: (Mercer-Barmes-Jones), (Alvarez-Mercer-Jones), (Bedard-Barmes)
|McDonald, J (W, 11-5)||6.0||2||0||0||3||7||0||0.00||0.83|
|Bedard (L, 7-13)||4.7||9||5||5||3||4||0||9.64||2.57|
|Resop (H, 8)||3.7||4||1||1||0||3||0||2.45||1.09|
|Cruz, J (H, 14) (BS, 1)||2.3||5||1||1||0||1||0||3.86||2.14|
|Grilli (H, 27)||2.0||0||0||0||0||4||0||0.00||0.00|
|Rodriguez, W (W, 8-12)||2.0||1||0||0||1||3||0||0.00||1.00|
|Hanrahan (S, 34)||2.0||0||0||0||3||2||0||0.00||1.50|
Transactions: Placed LF Starling Marte on the 15 day DL. Recalled OF Jose Tabata from AAA.
Filed under: baseball, Pirates | Tagged: Andrew McCutchen, baseball, Cardinals, Chris Resop, James McDonald, Jared Hughes, Jeff Karstens, Jose Tabata, Kevin Correia, Michael McKenry, Pedro Alvarez, Pirates, Starling Marte, The Fort, Wandy Rodriguez |