In the Series Finale against the Cubs, the Pirates were without several players from their starting lineup. No Collin Moran, Bryan Reynolds, Phillip Evans, or Gregory Polanco. The Buccos call a few guys up to the Big Leagues and it worked out just fine.
An eventful 1st Inning. With bases loaded, Jacob Stallings grounded out to third but he brings a run in. Pirates on the board early. Wilmer Difo steps to the plate with 2 on and 2 outs. The Centerfielder picks up 2 RBI’s. Cubs Outfielder Jake Marisnick pulled his hamstring on the play and left the game early. Troy Stokes Jr. Making his Big League appearance. Stokes is said to be pretty fast. Stokes is safe at first on the error and Difo scores. The Pirates put 4 runs on the board in the 1st Inning.
Top of the Third, Cubs put one on the board. Difo had a great day in the Windy City. He sends a ball to the wall for an RBI Triple. Todd Frazier the next at bat. Another error that Difo is able to score off. Pirates led 6-2 after 4.
Things looked good until the last Inning. In the bottom of the 9th, the Cubs start inching their way into this ball game. They find themselves trailing by 1 run, but the Buccos hold on to get the Mother’s Day Win 6-5.
The Pirates are coming back home for their next series against the Cincinnati Reds starting Monday night at 6:35pm.