Pirates Allow Cardinals to Slip By 2-1, Split NLDS 1-1

Automated Insights

Michael Wacha gave up a single hit to Pittsburgh over 7 1/3 innings and Matt Holliday finished 2-4 with one home run as the Pirates were downed by St. Louis, 2-1. Pittsburgh finished with a batting average of .037 and a wOBA of .137. To this point in the season their batting average is .269 and their wOBA is .317.


Charlie Morton was saddled with his first loss in these playoffs after he allowed two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Wacha (1-0), who gave up one run on one hit with nine strikeouts and two walks, got the win. Pedro Alvarez was powerful at the plate for the Pirates, going 1 for 3 with a home run, a run, and an RBI. Holliday was 2 for 4 with a home run, a run, and two RBIs in the win.

With the loss, the Pirates even the series at one game apiece. The Pirates will go up against the Cardinals Wednesday in Game 1 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium at 7:07 PM CDT.


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 95.5 M. Holliday LF 4 2 1 1 2 0 0
B 85.8 C. Beltran RF 2 0 1 0 0 2 0
B 84.0 P. Kozma SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 74.0 D. Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
C 73.0 J. Jay CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
D- 61.0 Y. Molina C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 60.0 M. Adams 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
F 59.0 M. Carpenter 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3


Pirates Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
B+ 89.7 P. Alvarez 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1
B 85.4 R. Martin C 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
C 73.0 N. Walker 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
C- 71.0 C. Barmes SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 70.0 J. Tabata PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
C- 70.0 G. Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ 67.0 J. Mercer PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 65.0 J. Morneau 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D 62.0 M. Byrd RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
D- 61.0 S. Marte LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 61.0 A. McCutchen CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 98.4 M. Wacha 7.1 1.23 0.41 1 9 2 96
A 95.9 C. Martinez 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 6
B+ 89.7 T. Rosenthal 1.0 0.00 1.00 0 1 1 21


Pirates Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 97.7 J. Wilson 2.0 0.00 0.00 0 3 0 25
A 95.9 M. Melancon 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 16
A 93.7 V. Mazzaro 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 2
B 83.0 C. Morton 5.2 3.18 1.24 3 4 4 92