Pittsburgh- The Pirates and the second inning go together like oil and water. Bryse Wilson’s melt-down inning all started with a single from Edmundo Sosa and a Corey Dickerson walk. Harison Bader came to the plate and singled in Sosa, making it a 2-0 Cardinals lead.
After that RBI single from Bader, all hell broke loose. Tommy Edman doubled, Nolan Gorman singled, Nolan Arenado hit a sac fly, Juan Yepez walked, and just like that, it was 5-0 Cardinals, and Wilson’s morning was done after 1.2 innings pitched.
Tyler Beede came on in relief to try and stop the bleeding with Brandon Donovan at the plate. Donavan smacked a double to center-field extending this nightmare of a second-inning giving the Cardinals a 7-0 lead.
That second inning by the Cardinals secured the sweep beating the Pirates 13-0. The Pirates have now lost five out of their last six games and will look to defeat old friend Chad Kuhl Monday night as the Colorado Rockies come into town for three games.
Wilson’s morning was a disastrous one; after he limited the damage in the first inning to just one run, some hope was presented, but that second inning is what did him in. Wilson’s final line read 1.2 innings pitched, six hits, seven earned runs, two walks, and two strikeouts.
In the first inning, Gorman doubled to center-field, scoring Edman and giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.
Yepez(RBI single), Dickerson( two-RBI single), and an Andrew Knizner (RBI single) extended the Cardinals’ lead to 11-0 in the fourth inning.
Albert Pujols pinch-hit for Arenado in the fifth inning and hit an absolute bomb to the rotunda, making it a 12-0 Cardinals lead.
To add insult to injury, the Cardinals added six more runs making it 18-0, five of which were given up by Josh VanMeter, who came on to pitch in the ninth inning.
Much like Bruno, we don’t talk about the Pirates’ offense as of late, but for recap purposes, they managed four runs (all came off Yadier Molina), and eight hits, two of which came from Michael Chavis.