The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t get a lift from that home cookin’ like we hoped after a terrible outing in Baltimore – getting routed by the Marlins 7 – 1

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FINAL: Miami Marlins 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

W –  Edinson Volquez (3 – 7)  L – Gerrit Cole (3-6)  


  • The Joshes. Josh Harrison singled in the the first and doubled in the sixth. Josh Bell, pinch hitting for pitcher Jhan Marinez, doubled (fan interference) in the seventh. They provided three of the four hits the team had all night.
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  • This was another disappointing game for Gerrit Cole. He gave up two doubles in the first, one by Christian Yelich, that brings Dee Gordon home and one by Derek Dietrich that scored Giancarlo Stanton and Yelich. In the fourth, Cole coughed up another double to Tyler Moore, allowing Dietrich to score. And doubles weren’t his only kryptonite, at the point he was taken out of the game in fifth, he’d given up five consecutive singles and the score was 7-0.
  • In the past, when Gerrit Cole pitched well, he got no run support. When he had an off night, the bats were there. Tonight, it was the worst combination of the two – bad pitching and no run support, the Pirates only getting four hits in the whole night.

Line of the Night

So for tonight’s game, we’re going to spotlight former Pirates, since the Pirates themselves were pretty quiet. Edinson Volquez, fresh off his Maddux, went 7 innings, threw 11 pitches, walked 2, struck out 8 and gave up 3 hits. His ERA currently stands at 3.41. He didn’t even look tired.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates play Game 2 of the four game series against the fish at PNC Park beginning at 7:05 p.m. Tyler Glasnow (2-5) is up against the Buccos’ old friend Vance “The Vanimal” Worley (0-2).


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Joy Frank-Collins

Joy Frank-Collins is a Communications professional who got her start writing as a journalist at a daily newspaper in southeastern Ohio. She was born in Reds country, but "found" baseball watching the 1986 Mets win the World Series. She lives in Marietta, Ohio, with her family, who all share her passion for Pirates baseball. She loves the suicide squeeze, a crisp 6-4-3 double play and catchers (especially Russell Martin). When not obsessing over baseball, Joy likes to work out, travel and drink wine. Check her out on Instagram @JoyFC