Vance Worley got the start for the Marlins and didn’t pitch too well. Luckily for him, Tyler Glasnow (L, 2-6) was even worse for the Pirates. Worley went 3.2 innings, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out two. Dustin McGowan (W, 4-0) and Kyle Barraclough replaced Worley with 3.1 innings of shutout ball, which was much needed from this disappointing bullpen. Jarlin Garcia, Brian Ellington, and Nick Wittgren combined to give up three runs in the final two innings, making the game seem closer than it actually was.
With Justin Bour on the shelf, Tyler Moore once again started at first base and took advantage of the opportunity. He went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI.
Not that this is any surprise, but Stanton hit another home run that went a long way. It cleared the batter’s eye at PNC Park. That round tripper was his 16th of the season.
Stanton is pretty fun to watch, eh?
Whenever your team puts together 18 hits, you are probably going to win. Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna, and Moore all had three hits on the evening. Stanton and J.T. Riddle collected two hits, while Christian Yelich, Derek Dietrich, A.J. Ellis, Ichiro Suzuki, and Worley (!) had one hit in the game.
Here is the one-sided Fangraphs win expectancy graph.
The Marlins and Pirates will be back in action tomorrow at 4:05 PM. It will be Dan Straily pitching for the Marlins and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.