Fueled by rookies, Pirates eye punchless Padres

pittsburgh pirates will take a lead in the three-match series of the tour san diego padres on Thursday, and it marks a big change

Pittsburgh had lost 12 of 13 and had lost their last four series. dizzy again padres came to town, and Pirates Won the first two games by a combined score of 16-5

Pittsburgh is also going through a youth movement with three new callups.

Right fielder/catcher Henry Davis, shortstop Nick Gonzales and third baseman Jared Triolo made their major league debuts in the past 10 days. Triolo was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

In Pittsburgh’s 9-4 win on Wednesday, those three rookies went a combined 4-10 with two RBIs, three runs and two hit batsmen, including Triolo’s first career hit.

“We’re seeing a lot of firsts because we’ve had some injuries and we’ve called people in,” Pirates said manager Derek Shelton. “The lifeblood of our organization will be our systems, the fact that we’ve been able to backfill

“We have a very young roster in terms of experience, and it is extremely important for us to have these guys coming forward and contributing.”

Meanwhile, San Diego has lost four in a row and seven of nine. all aspects of padresgame is falling short

San Diego manager Bob Melvin, who was ejected during this, said, “Unfortunately that’s the way it feels right now.” Pirates‘Seventh inning of five runs on Wednesday. “It’s painful…

“We’re not playing good baseball across the board. If one thing goes wrong, it snowballs a little bit.”

With an increased lineup, higher payroll and higher expectations as the schedule’s midpoint approaches on Thursday, San Diego is looking at the bigger picture.

“Things are getting a little out of control,” third baseman Manny Machado told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We have three months to prove people wrong, so the only thing that can change that is urgency and desire.”

Triolo’s promotion came when Pittsburgh’s third baseman K’Brien Hayes went on the 10-day injured list after missing two games due to lower back inflammation.

Hayes is on the sidelines with left fielder Brian Reynolds, who is also suffering from a back condition.

padres Right-hander Reece Kenhar was placed on the 15-day IL on Wednesday because of a right elbow strain. Kenhar, usually a reliever, started Tuesday’s game because Yu Darvish was ill, and he took the loss after giving up five runs over two innings.

Darvish could start the series on Friday in Cincinnati, but he was still experiencing flu-like symptoms on Wednesday.

In Thursday’s series finale, San Diego right-hander Joe Musgrove (6-2, 3.88 ERA) hit Pittsburgh right-hander Louis L. Ortiz (2-3, 3.74) is set to compete.

Musgrove, a former Pirate, has won three starts in a row, totaling six runs in 19 innings.

Most recently, he held the Washington Nationals to one run and six hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and no walks on Friday.

Against Pittsburgh, Musgrove is 1–2 with a 3.43 ERA in four career starts.

Ortiz, second Pirates The young man was put on duty, he never faced it padres, He is off to arguably the best start of his career. He allowed one run in eight innings at Miami on Friday to help Pittsburgh break a 10-game skid

In his last 12 2/3 innings, Ortiz has given up two runs.

–Field Level Media