Charlie Morton (photo) began his night's work by buzzing through the Chiefs' line-up.� He retired the side in order, with a strikeout per inning, in each of the first three innings.� He also retired the side in order in the 5th, again with a strikeout.
The top of the 4th began with the Chiefs' first hit of the game, a slow bunt by CF Boomer Whiting to the left side of the infield.� Morton fielded it cleanly but Whiting was able to beat the throw to first.� Whiting stole second base and SS Danny Espinosa walked.� Brian Bixler also beat out an infield single to short, despite Pedro Ciriano's charging play, and that loaded the bases with no outs.� 2B Seth Bynum bounced a grounder right to Doug Bernier at third, and Bernier started the around-the-horn double play, 5-4-3 (Bernier to 2B Brian...
To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.