With James McDonald a last-minute scratch, it was up to Jeanmar Gomez to pitch on short notice Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners at PNC Park.

Jeanmar Gomez started in place of an injured James McDonald in Pittsburgh's win on Tuesday. Photo Credit: David Hague

Not only did Gomez pitch, but he pitched well as the Pirates beat the Mariners 4-1.

Gomez allowed just two hits with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings of work before handing the ball to the bullpen to finish the job -- which they did. Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Jose Contreras, Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli combined to keep the Mariners at bay over the final four innings.

"You hate for J-Mac to have to go on the DL but Gomez stepped up," Andrew McCutchen told the media after the game. "He's done it be...

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