Coors Field | 9:05 | Snell vs. Glendon Rusch | Box
Colorado hit three homers - the last of which was a "circle the bases on a sprint" variety - to beat Ian Snell and the Pirates.
Matt Holliday hit a two run homer in the first. Brad Hawpe hit a solo homer in the sixth to make it 4-2 after the Pirates had cut the Stones lead to one. Seth Smith hit a deep drive in the seventh off of Tyler Yates that took a weird bounce and rolled away from Nate McLouth, allowing Smith to score.
Glendon Rusch threw 5-2/3 effective innings. He gave up two runs, six hits and no walks. Jason Grilli, Manny Corpas and Brian Fuentes retired the last 10 Pirate batters in a row.
Snell gave up three earned runs in six innings. He gave up six hits and three walks. Jose Bautista homered and Ryan Doumit had two hits for the near dormant offense.
Based on his career numbers, there is a better than 1% chance than Glendon Rusch will throw a complete game shutout. In 213 career starts, he has logged thr...