Not much to say about this and not much time to say it. Red catcher Craig Tatum came into this series hitting .106 on the year. He had two hits and four RBI. Charlie Morton gave up nine hits, four walks and six runs in five innings. The bullpen wasn’t much better allowing the Reds to pull away with five runs combined in the sixth and seventh innings.
Garrett Jones hit a two run homer to highlight the Pirates offense.
Rookie Justin Leher garnered the win, tossing six innings of four run baseball. Each of the Reds starting 8 had a hit and either scored a run in knocked on in.
Jones had two hits.
Lastings Milledge continues to swing a hot bat with two more hits.
Wow – losing three straight in Cincy.
Milledge is hitting .391 in his last 14 games.
Coming into the game Morton was 1-4 in his last seven starts with a 6.43 ERA.