It’s amazing how the game of baseball changes every day, doesn’t it?
After falling to the Reds in disastrous fashion yesterday, the team bounced back with a 7-2 win tonight.
The Pittsburgh Pirates wasted no time with the offense today, plating the first run of the game in the first inning after a wild pitch from Reds starter Jeff Hoffman.
Speaking of pitching, JT Brubaker continued his strong start pitching six innings of one-run ball and four strikeouts.
Brubaker surrendered the tying run in the third inning, but the Pirates rebounded with two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the eighth.
Six of the eight starting position players got a hit tonight including multi-hit games from Troy Stokes Jr. and Adam Frazier, who reached base safely in his 12th straight contest and hit his first home run of the season.
Stokes Jr. is definitely one of the biggest draws to the Pirates right now. He’s young, incredibly rootable, wears 69, and does this on a ball field:
If the Pirates are going to stay competitive, they need balanced contributions like they got tonight. It’s hard to find when guys like Colin Moran and Ke’Bryan Hayes are away from the lineup, but when the bats wake up, the Pirates can flash their brilliance like they did tonight.
For Wednesday’s series finale, Trevor Cahill is set to face Sonny Gray. First pitch is at 12:35 p.m. EST.