Pirates starter Jameson Taillon pitched five innings, allowed five hits and five runs and walked a career-high five batters and the Pirates lost to the Dodgers 8-5 last night at PNC Park.
After falling behind, 4-0, the Pirates in the third inning scored five runs on a two-run home run by Starling Marte and a bases-loaded double by Josh Harrison. John Jaso’s groundout gave the Pirates a 5-4 lead.
In the sixth inning, Hurdle turned to Johnny Barbato — called up from Indianapolis earlier in the day — to protect a 5-5 tie. But he allowed two singles and walk.
Also called up from Indy, Edgar Santana, allowed a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
The Pirates and Dodgers again tonight 7:05, PNC Park. Pre-game at 6:40 on WISR
Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (5-6, 4.71)
Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (9-4, #.3.54)
Relievers Juan Nicasio and A.J. Schugel were declared unavailable for Tuesday’s game by manager Clint Hurdle, the Pirates put two others on the disabled list and sent right-handed reliever Dovydas Neverauskas to Indianapolis.
Placed on the 10-day disabled list were right-handed relief pitchers George Kontos (right groin strain) and Joaquin Benoit (left knee inflammation).
Left-hander Wade LeBlanc (quad strain) remains on the disabled list and isn’t eligible to rejoin the team until Monday.
Brought up from Indianapolis to fill the void were left-hander Steven Brault and right-handers Johnny Barbato and Edgar Santana.