Pirates – Marlins Series Recap

April 28, 2017 – Pirates 12, Marlins 2

April 29, 2017 – Pirates 4, Marlins 0

April 30, 2017 – Marlins 10, Pirates 3

11-13 Record in 2017

The Really Good

Ivan Nova. The guy has 16 starts since the Pirates traded for him at the 2016 trade deadline and 5 of them have been complete games with the most recent happening Saturday night. Complete game shutout on 95 pitches, also referred to as a ‘Maddux’ when a pitcher throws a complete game shutout on less than 100 pitches. The guy is locked in on the hill so far for the Bucs in 2016. He just pounds the strike zone. Impressive start.

The Not So Bad

Defense. This is an odd one to add in because the team’s defense has been pretty awful so far this year, but this series had some great play from the team as a whole. Keep it up.

The Very Ugly

Daniel Hudson. Hudson got absolutely tagged in the 7th inning of Sunday’s game. He gave up a monster homer to Justin Bour and things just kind of poured out from there. He only recorded 1 out before getting yanked and wound up with 4 earned runs in that short outing. Forget and move on.

Cincinnati tomorrow for a 4 game series at GABP.

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