Exit Ian Snell, enter Virgil Vasquez. The Pirates waiver wire acquisition who hadn’t tossed in the Show since 2007 picked up his first career win with six solid innings. He allowed four hits and two runs, while whiffing seven. He took the roster spot of the struggling Ian Snell who was sent to Indianapolis to get straightened out.
The Pirates trailed 2-0 early but came back on the shoulders of three unlikely power sources. Jack Wilson, Nyjer Morgan and Jason Jaramillo each homered to hand the loss to Gil Meche.
Matt Capps finished up by allowing a home run in the 9th and putting the tying run on base.
Welcome Virgil Vasquez! More, please!
Andrew McCutchen had his hitting streak stopped but reached base on an HBP and BB and scored both times.
The offense continues to just get by with enough runs in putting together a three game winning streak.
Vasquez joins Steven Jackson as Pirates who notched their first career win in 2009.
Vasquez’ seven K performance is second best on the team in June. He topped seven whiffs at AAA Indy this season just once.
Jack Wilson has raised his BA 20 points in the last 10 games by hitting safely in 9 of 10 contests and piling up four multi-hit games.