Monday, March 9, 2015

End of 1: Pirates 1, Twins 0

Gerrit Cole faced some adversity in his first inning of work at McKechnie Field against the Minnesota Twins. After allowing the first two batters to reach base, Cole buckled down and induced a fly out to Andrew McCutchen in center field before two straight strikeouts to escape the jam.
In their half of the first inning, the Pirates plated the opening run when Cutch smacked a double down the left field line, and Neil Walker followed with a double to center field.
Both extra-base hits came with two outs off Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco.
It's 1-0 Pirates.

- Jason Dill

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