Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 K) @ Jason Hammel (RHP) (4-3, 4.10 ERA, 42 K)

8:10 P.M. EST @ Coors Field

Craig Monroe was designated for assignment, and Steven Pearce was recalled from AAA-Indianapolis. Charlie Morton gives his “1st” start for the Pirates a 2nd chance. He takes the mound against Jason Hammel, tonight at 8:10 at Coors Field.

Post Game Updates
Tonight’s loss to the Rockies is very very frustrating.

Down 4-2 after 6 innings, the Pirates got a 4 runs 7th, and they added a run in the 8th to take a 7-4 lead.

The bullpen couldn’t hold it, and the Rockies scored 3 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to finish a 9-7 victory.

Charlie Morton did his job, holding the Rockies to 2 runs after 5. Sean Burnett didn’t pitch well in the 6th, but Pirate batters bailed him out in the 7th. John Grabow was a disaster in the 8th, and Jesse Chavez was no better in the 9th.

Nyjer Morgan was 4-5 with a run and an RBI. McCutchen was 1-5 with a run and 3 RBI. Brandon Moss went 3-4.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out sharply, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Dexter Fowler grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes pops out to pitcher Charlie Morton.
Todd Helton strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Brandon Moss doubles (12) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to first baseman Todd Helton.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Home
Brad Hawpe called out on strikes.
Troy Tulowitzki walks.
Ian Stewart doubles (8) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Troy Tulowitzki scores.
Carlos Gonzalez flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Ian Stewart to 3rd.
Chris Iannetta walks.
Jason Hammel grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Chris Iannetta out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Charlie Morton lines out to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (23) on a line drive to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.

Home
Dexter Fowler flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan in foul territory.
Clint Barmes strikes out swinging.
Todd Helton singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Brad Hawpe grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a double play, pitcher Jason Hammel to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Home
Troy Tulowitzki called out on strikes.
Ian Stewart triples (1) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Gonzalez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Ian Stewart scores.
With Chris Iannetta batting, Carlos Gonzalez steals (3) 2nd base.
Chris Iannetta lines into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Gonzalez doubled off 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Charlie Morton grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Home
Jason Hammel grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Dexter Fowler singles on a ground ball to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
With Clint Barmes batting, Dexter Fowler steals (12) 2nd base.
Clint Barmes pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Todd Helton flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 6

Away
Nyjer Morgan singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Jason Hammel.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Jason Hammel to first baseman Todd Helton. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche lines out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Charlie Morton, batting 9th.
Brad Hawpe grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Troy Tulowitzki singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ian Stewart homers (13) on a fly ball to center field. Troy Tulowitzki scores.
Carlos Gonzalez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chris Iannetta singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jason Hammel grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Sean Burnett.
Delwyn Young walks. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Matt Daley replaces Jason Hammel, batting 9th.
Andrew McCutchen triples (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson scores. Delwyn Young scores.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Pitching Change: Alan Embree replaces Matt Daley, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche lines into a double play, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton. Nyjer Morgan doubled off 1st.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Dexter Fowler grounds out sharply to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Todd Helton grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Andy LaRoche doubles (14) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Brandon Moss doubles (13) on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler, deflected by second baseman Clint Barmes. Andy LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Joel Peralta replaces Alan Embree, batting 2nd.
Defensive Substitution: Omar Quintanilla replaces pitcher Alan Embree, batting 9th, playing second base.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Jack Wilson ground bunts into a force out, pitcher Joel Peralta to third baseman Ian Stewart. Brandon Moss out at 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd. Jack Wilson to 1st.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Steven Jackson.
With Eric Hinske batting, Joel Peralta picks off Jason Jaramillo at 2nd on throw to Troy Tulowitzki.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Brad Hawpe walks.
Troy Tulowitzki strikes out swinging.
Ian Stewart strikes out swinging.
Carlos Gonzalez singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Brad Hawpe to 2nd.
Chris Iannetta homers (10) on a fly ball to center field. Brad Hawpe scores. Carlos Gonzalez scores.
Omar Quintanilla strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Huston Street replaces Joel Peralta, batting 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging. Nyjer Morgan steals (17) 2nd base. Nyjer Morgan advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Chris Iannetta.
Huston Street intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to second baseman Omar Quintanilla. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Dexter Fowler flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Seth Smith replaces Huston Street.
Seth Smith singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Todd Helton homers (9) on a fly ball to right center field. Seth Smith scores.

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