Ross Ohlendorf allowed three runs in six plus innings to pick up his 10th win of the season, becoming the first Pirate to hit double digits in wins. He yielded solo homers to Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez among the four hits he allowed.
The Pirates were aided by the wildness of Rockies rookie starter Jhouyls Chacin. He lasted just 2-2/3 innings as he allowed just one hit, but gave up six walks. That lone hit was an RBI double from Ryan Doumit in the second that scored Andrew McCutchen. That run was negated with Tulowitzki’s dinger in the home half of the second. But Chacin’s wildness got the best of him and knocked him from the game in the third. Chacin walked McCutchen and Garrett Jones. On an attempted double steal, Chris Iannetta’s poor throw allowed Cutch to score and Jones to take third. After a two out walk to Steve Pearce, Chacin was yanked in favor of ex-Pirate Josh Fogg. Delwyn Young delivered a two run triple and Ronny Cedeno singled him in as the Pirates scored four times in the frame.
Fogg pitched 4-1/3 and gave up two runs.
Have to be happy with Ohlendorf’s season.
McCutchen scored three times, doubled, walked three times and stole three bases.
Jones doubled twice and walked.
Nine walks as a club.
Each of the starting 8 had a knock.
I got nothin’.
Ohlendorf is the first Pirate pitcher to hit double digits since Tom Gorzelanny and Paul Maholm in 2007. Gorzy won his 10th game on 8/10/07. Maholm did it on 8/23/07.
The nine walks were the second most for the club this season (11 on 6/14 against Detroit). The pitching staff has yielded nine or more walks twice.
After 112 games, the team is 46-66. At the same juncture last year, the mark was 51-61.
Both Fogg and another former Bucco, Joe Beimel, pitched in relief.
This was the third time McCutchen has scored three runs or more in a game in 2009.
The last Pirate to steal three bases in one game was Matt Lawton on 7/26/05.