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. Cole shuts down Diamondbacks as Pirates open road trip with victory
  2. Pirates notebook: McCutchen unfazed by return to Arizona
  3. Pirates look to continue success in cross-country trips
  4. Gameday: Pirates at Diamondbacks, April 25, 2015
  5. Super-agent Boras says Pirates will have opportunity to re-sign Alvarez, Cole
  6. Pirates notebook: Marte, McCutchen out of starting lineup in series finale
  7. Gameday: Pirates at Diamondbacks, April 24, 2015
  8. Polanco, bullpen come up clutch as Pirates capture win over Cubs
  9. Cubs’ 3-run, 9th-inning rally upends Pirates
  10. Biertempfel: Low turnover helps keep Pirates’ chemistry intact
  11. Cole overcomes rough start as Pirates sweep Brewers