TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Sunday's scouting report: Rockies at Pirates

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 5:18 p.m.
 

• Tyler Matzek became the fifth Rockie to make his big league debut this year when he started June 11 vs. the Braves. Sunday will be his first career start against the Pirates, the seventh different team he has faced among his eight starts. Matzek has worked at least five innings in each of his first seven starts, the first Rockies rookie to do that. He's the first Colorado starter to have two walk-less games among his first four career starts. He's issued either one or no walks in four of his seven starts overall.

• Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon is one of five big leaguers with 10-plus homers and 15-plus stolen bases. Of that group, only Andrew McCutchen and Blackmon also have at least 50 RBIs. Blackmon is the fifth player in Rockies history to reach double-digits in homers and steals before the All-Star break. Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez are the only two Colorado players to have a pair of five-hit games in the same season. Blackmon leads the majors with 14 homers and 49 RBIs out of the leadoff spot.

Rob Biertempfel is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at rbiertempfel@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates notebook: Interference call aids team
  2. Pirates’ Stewart making contributions with bat, work behind plate
  3. Left-on-left matchups a worsening problem for Pirates’ Polanco
  4. Gameday: Pirates vs. Giants, June 3, 2015
  5. Pitcher Cole improves record to 8-2 as Pirates edge past Giants
  6. McCutchen’s kindness resonates in viral video of fan-friendly gesture
  7. Pirates notebook: Locke to make next start
  8. Morton stymies Padres, knocks in run to pace Pirates victory
  9. Pirates win 5th straight as offense continues to click in win over Marlins
  10. Biertempfel: MLB Network’s latest studio addition honors Pirates great
  11. Pirates notebook: Burnett rediscovers vintage form