Stolmy Pimentel threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.
It was during the Black and Gold game last year that I first saw Stolmy Pimentel. The right-hander was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in December 2012, and pitched in relief in the intrasquad game to kick off the Spring Training schedule. I was impressed with Pimentel at the time, and I wasn't the only one. Last week I wrote about Pimentel, and included Ray Searage's reaction to that game, when he first noticed the Pirates had something with the hard throwing right-hander.
Today Pimentel returned to the Black and Gold game, getting the start and throwing two innings. He started off strong, retiring the side in order in the first. That included two strikeouts -- one against Jaff Decker and one against Andrew Lambo, a few pitches after Lambo crushed a foul ball over the boardwalk in right field. Pimentel returned for the second inning and gave up one hit, but got out of the inning withou...
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