Final: Pirates 3, Giants 1
James McDonald turned in perhaps his best pitching performance of the season today holding the Giants to just one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out ten batters and did not walk anyone.
Here’s a pretty incredible stat: Michael McKenry’s slugging percentage is .524. That is higher than both Pedro Alvarez (.486) and Garrett Jones (.514). Only Andrew McCutchen (.605) is out-slugging The Fort.
Jason Grilli pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning by striking out the side. He now has crazy 14.4 K/9 ratio. In fact, he’s recorded a strikeout in all but three of his 35 appearances this season.