The Scottsdale Scorpions won for the first time since Opening Day, defeating Surprise by a 2-1 score. It snapped a five game losing streak for the Scorpions. Tyler Waldron pitched well and picked up the win in relief.
It was a light day for Pittsburgh Pirates players Wednesday night. For the first time, not one Pirates player was in the starting lineup. Tyler Waldron came on in relief to start the fourth inning. He retired the side in order, getting a strikeout, a fly out to center field and a ground out to third base.
Waldron had an easy second inning of work as well. He retired the side in order again, getting a line out to left field, followed by two ground outs. He needed just 22 pitches to get through two innings, 14 went for strikes.
His pitch count was so good through two innings that Waldron was able to come out for a third frame. He battled with the first hitter, throwing nine pitches before getting a ground out to third base. Waldron hit the next batter, stopping his streak of seven straight batters retired. He was still able to face the minimum over three innings because the next hitter grounded into a double play on the first pitch. He finished with 35 pitches, 22 went for strikes.
Prior to tonight, Waldron had pitched 2.1 innings over two appearances. He allowed a total of three runs on three hits and three walks in those first two outings.