|Tyler's still trying to get it together (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)|
Tyler Glasnow took the hill in the seventh and same ol' - he walked the first batter, who reached third eventually on a steal and wild pitch, but stayed 90' short of the dish. Chris Rusin came on and Corey D greeted him with a single. A force and around-the-horn DP put the damper down quickly. Charlie Blackmon homered with two away in the eighth off Glasnow, drilling a full-count fastball over the Clemente Wall. Jordy's infield knock was the Bucco's only response. Kyle Crick took the bump in the ninth. With one gone, an infield single and walk put him in a bit of a spot, but Kyle left them at second and third after a grounder and whiff. Adam Ottavino put it to bed.
The Bucs aren't gonna win many games with four hits, and the Rockies were pretty opportunistic, stranding just three runners. Steve Brault had a rough day, too; he's gonna have break loose if he wants to shake the Jeff Locke 2.0 designation. And hey - maybe they'll put a couple of fire barrels out tomorrow night; it can't be fun playing as the Polar Pirates day after day.
- Corey Dickerson is rolling along with an 11-game hitting streak. His outfield work has been an eye opener, too - his four assists lead the majors and he has a plus 7 DRS (runs saved).
- J-Bell had a tough night with three K's and a tapper to first.
- Tonight's paid attendance was 8,958. As hot as the Bucs are, that's how cold the weather's been. The Pens and the disgruntled fans sure aren't helping the cause. The Pirates aren't even the worse at losing crowds; it's a league wide phenomena, as examined by Yahoo!Sports Jeff Passan.
- Going into tonight, Steven Brault was the first pitcher since Fred Hutchinson in 1940 to not strike out in his first 28 plate appearances. He kept that streak alive, going 0-for-1.