Walker's first inning miscue led to an early deficit
Great weather (61 degrees). Nice crowd (second largest in PNC history). Home for the first time after a successful road trip to start the season. A fitting tribute to Chuck Tanner before the game. Everything went according to plan except someone silenced the bats. That someone was Esmil Rogers.
Rogers came into the game with nine career starts and two career wins (one in relief and one as a starter). That lone win as a starter came 8/8/10 in Pittsburgh when faced Pittsburgh for the first time in his career.
Things got off to a rocky start once the pre-game ceremonies ceased. Neil Walker threw away a double play grounder with one out in the bottom of the first. That miscue allowed one run to score and put Carlos Gonzalez - who...
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