PITTSBURGH -- On Thursday night in Cincinnati, we caught a glimpse of the Chris Resop who was really good for the Pirates on the mound in high-leverage situations last season.

"We had 25 guys battle for 10 innings [Thursday] night," Resop said. "Obviously it’s a huge confidence booster for the club. It’s a huge confidence booster for myself. I threw the ball the way I know I’m capable of doing. Just trying to build off every outing."

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle too, was impressed from what he saw.

"That might be the best game he’s pitched for us this year," Hurdle said. "Very reminiscent from some of the outings he had last year when he came in with some of those bases loaded situations."

Resop entered the game in the bottom of the 10th with a one-run lead. Both the Pirates an...

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