After Monday's game -- which saw Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throw near Neil Walker's head in the ninth inning -- many Pirates fans were looking for retaliation. They got just that in the first inning when Charlie Morton hit Shin-Soo Choo right below the knee with his first pitch of the game. That led to a warning from the home plate umpire, and drew the ire of Mat Latos in the Reds' dugout, but the Reds didn't retaliate.
Perhaps the better retaliation for the Pirates came in the top half of the first inning when they put up three runs on Latos. Starling Marte led off the game with a triple, stretching the play on an ill-advised run from second as the relay was coming in. Brandon Phillips threw a two hop relay to third, giving Marte enough time to slide in safely. He scored t...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.