Charlie Morton tossed seven scoreless innings. But he was matched by Matt Garza. Starlin Castro hit a solo homer off Chris Resop in the eighth and that was the only run of the game.
Pittsburgh’s offense continued to be stagnant. They collected only four hits. Derrek Lee was hit by a pitch from Carlos Marmol to start the ninth he was stranded at second ax recently activated Ryan Doumit sniffed to end the game.
Morton went seven and allowed five hits and two walks. Garza also tossed seven scoreless. He gave up four hits and walked two. He also struck out seven. Marmot got the save
Pedro Alvarez had two hits.
Buc pitchers combined to strike out double digits.
The Pirates are below .500.
Umm, the offense.
Shout out to my brother-in-law Steve and his MLBTV in HD.
This was Morton’s longest outing since June 4th. The seven strikeouts mark a season high.
Morton remains 2-2 against the Cubs. This was Garza’s first win and second appearance against Pittsburgh.
Castro had three hits. Again