Welcome to the quick recap. I’m your substitute for this segment. No need to check your calendar as it is indeed Tuesday and you are not mistaken. ISH will be around in a few hours for the full version of events.
The starting pitchers for both teams, Luke Weaver and Trevor Williams, are both younger than me, so that’s cool. I’ve got a feeling I’ll be saying that much more frequently. Both men were equally as impressive on the mound combining to allow only three total runs between Arizona and Pittsburgh through the first seven innings. That’s significantly less fireworks than last night’s contest, and for the second game in a row the D’backs emerged as the victor.
Weaver struck out seven over 6 & 1⁄3 innings allowing six hits, only a single walk, and the one earned run. Williams was able to complete the seventh inning himself allowing only four hits, but came out on the wrong side in regards to two earned runs. Arizona was actually out hit by Pittsburgh in this one yet still managed the win.
The Pirates took a one run lead in the second when Francisco Cervelli doubled home Colin Moran. Arizona counter-punched in the fourth with their own RBI double from Adam Jones bringing in Eduardo Escobar. The deciding run in this contest came down to a replay review of a play at home plate in the 6th inning. The D’backs had runners on second and third, Escobar and Jarrod Dyson respectively, when David Peralta hit a grounder to the right side. That hit pulled Josh Bell off the first base bag giving the Pirates only chance to make an out at home plate. Adam Frazier fielded the grounder and fired home where umpire Gerry Davis initially called Dyson out. A quick review clearly showed that Dyson’s hand got to the plate on a slide before the tag resulting in a 2-1 lead.
Greg Holland secured his fifth save in as many opportunities this season and his still yet to allow a run to score in 2019.