All you need to know about this game is the Pirates offense had five hits all night and Adam Frazier recorded two of them. You may also want to know that the Pirates took advantage of those five hits and scored five runs to defeat the Braves 5-3 despite being out-hit 10-5.
Frazier’s two hits is just another example of why he should play everyday, but knowing Hurdle, he’ll go back to Josh Harrison in tomorrow’s lineup as I throw breakable things at my wall.
The Pirates broke the game open in the top of the 6th inning while trailing 2-1. The Bucs scored four runs, one on Matt Joyce‘s RBI single, Jung Ho Kang‘s RBI double and Frazier’s big two-RBI single to make it 5-2 Buccos.
Gerrit Cole notched his 7th win of the season despite only lasting 5.0 innings on seven hits, but only two runs allowed (one earned). The Bucs didn’t look back after taking the lead in the 6th inning and Tony Watson worked a scoreless 9th inning for his first save of the season. So much for those yinzers that said he wouldn’t be able to handle the closer role, ha.
Bucs/Braves meet Wednesday night for game two of the series and everyone’s favorite Pirates pitcher will be on the mound—JEFF LOCKE.