Major League Baseball action on Wednesday afternoon and the National League East will square off with the National League West as the Pittsburgh Pirates duke it out with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the final game of a three-game set.
Pitching Matchup: Chris Archer (1-2, 4.33 ERA) will get the nd for the Pirates and he will be opposed by Zack Greinke (5-1, 3.16 ERA).
(Was Written Prior To Last Night’s Game)
Pirates Get Ripped In Game One
The Pittsburgh Pirates came into this series on Monday night riding a three-game winning streak, but they could not keep it rolling as they lost by a score of 9-3. It was not a good game at all for the Pirates who will enter their game on Tuesday night sitting in 4th place in the National League Central and 4.0 games out of first. Pittsburgh will look to get back on track on Tuesday & Wednesday and stay within striking distance of the top spot in the division. Pittsburgh had a 2-0 lead on Arizona in the first, but the Diamondbacks scored two in the bottom of the first and three in the bottom of the 2nd and never looked back. Nick Kingham had a horrible outing as he allowed seven ERs on 10 hits in 4.0 innings of work to fall to 1-1 with a 7.84 ERA on the year. The Pirates had 13 hits but all they could muster was the three runs. Josh Bell had two of them two push his hitting streak to 13 games in a row. He is hitting .415 with four homers and 17 RBIs over that stretch.
That's a 13-game hitting streak for @JBell_19!