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Trevor Williams Continues Getting Strikeouts, But Offense Doesn’t Show Up in Pirates Loss

Trevor Williams Continues Getting Strikeouts, But Offense Doesn’t Show Up in Pirates Loss

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams continued his run of impressive strikeout performances, punching out six Milwaukee Brewers in the Pirates' 1-0 loss on Tuesday.

Williams got all six strikeouts via swinging strikes and only allowed three hits over his five innings. The lone run he gave up was when a Domingo Santana fly ball barely cleared the wall in the short corner of left field in the fourth inning.

"The game plan we had going in, we were going to attack the bottom of the zone," Williams said. "We did a great job of doing that. Diaz and I are getting better together. I think this is our fifth or sixth start now together. Stuff is rolling and we’re on the same page. It was good tonight to get ahead of hitters."

The Pirates offense came up with a second straight blank, meaning that Wi...

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