Not much to say. On a night which had the lowest recorded game start temperature in Pittsburgh history, Trevor Williams pitched well enough, but for the second straight night the team failed to generate any offense.
As with the night before, Colorado was able to take a first inning lead on a walk, a hit and a ground out. They plated the game’s only other run in the fourth when with two outs Ian Desmond walked (his third of the year, including another in front of a homerun last night), Trevor Story doubled and rookie Ryan McMahon singled home Desmond.
The Pirates put one runner on in each of the first six innings - but never two. Two of those runners were erased on double plays and another was out on the bases when the pitcher Williams tried to advance from first to second on a fly ball to left while displaying some of the slowest baserunning this side of Rod Barajas. Jordy Mercer doubled in the eighth - but down two runs was thrown at at home on a grounder to third. They wrapped up the night going out with a whimper against closer Wade Davis.
The Pirates will try to avoid a sweep when Chad Kuhl takes the mound Wednesday afternoon.