Being no-hit through six has a way of embarrassing a team. Giving up your first hit on an infield single and the two runs that finally beat you, 2-1, both coming off of sacrifice fly’s? I’ll see your no-hit and raise you a win.
EYj came in to pinch hit for Matt Reynolds and again made the most of his calling in Rockies land. He was hit by a pitch to make it to first, went first to third on a very simple single to left and then came home on a shallow fly to right. His run home is one that only he could have made and scored on and it was all the team needed to win 2-1.
Nicasio pitched very well, going 6 2/3, one run on nine hits with five strikeouts and one walk. Esmil Rogers also dominated in the 8th striking out the side (Tabota, McCutchen and Walker). Betancourt was also very good to get the save with a strike-out, ground out and fly out to end the game.
The team did have a difficult time hitting again for the second game in a row. This Pirates team is known for having the third lowest ERA in the majors, but it still seemed like they weren’t making good swings and were only three innings away from being no-hit.
Thankfully, that didn’t happen.
The line-up for Game Two:
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