Diego Castillo’s first major-league residence run may have become a narrative that might have been instructed for a very long time.
As a substitute, it turned one inconsequential swing of the bat — at the least, in relation to the ultimate rating — within the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 6-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night time at American Household Subject.
Christian Yelich’s grand slam within the fourth ultimately trumped Castillo’s memorable second.
The Brewers (6-5) had been main 1-0 within the fourth inning when Castillo was hit on the fitting knee by a pitch from Eric Lauer. Castillo would have been awarded first base, however he swung on the pitch. By rule, it was merely the second strike of the at-bat.
Castillo took benefit of the state of affairs when he lofted the subsequent pitch into the brief porch in proper area for a house run and a 1-1 tie.
Because it turned out, nonetheless, the Pirates (5-5) stranded two runners in every of 4 innings — the primary, sixth, seventh and eighth — managed solely seven different hits and the Brewers cruised to the victory. Earlier than the sport, the Pirates had gained two in a row and 4 of their earlier 5 video games.
Pirates starter Zach Thompson struck out 5 within the first three innings, giving up a run in that point solely after uncorking a wild pitch within the first. However his success ended within the fourth.
Two fly balls that might have been caught, however bounced away from outfielders Bryan Reynolds and Cole Tucker, opened the door to catastrophe.
With one out and the rating tied at 1-1, Omar Narvaez’s sinking single eluded Reynolds in middle area and Lorenzo Cain’s blast to deep proper area bounced out and in of Tucker’s glove. After a stroll to Jace Peterson (certainly one of 4 that Thompson handed out) loaded the bases, the Brewers broke the tie on Kolton Wong’s sacrifice fly. After one other stroll, Christian Yelich’s grand slam — the fourth of his profession — gave the Brewers a 6-1 lead. The ball left Yelich’s bat at 108.3 mph and traveled 429 toes.
Neither workforce scored after the fourth whereas Pirates relievers Dillon Peters (three innings) and Aaron Fletcher (one) didn’t give up a success within the ultimate 4. They mixed to throw 42 pitches — 30 strikes