Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jack Suwinski becomes the 1st MLB rookie with a 3-homer game that includes a walk off blast

PITTSBURGH Jack Suwinski He scored his third homer in the ninth inning to give the team the Pittsburgh Pirates A 4-3, walk off victory over the San Francisco Giants To avoid a three-game sweep, Sunday

The rookie drove a slider with side-arming Tyler Rogers (0-3): To his right, for his second home-run to end the game of the season. He had previously connected for one June 4, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

According to Elias Sports Bureau reports, Suwinski became the first major league rookie to score three runs and include a walk off home run. He also became the first Pirates player with multiple walk-off home runs in a single month since Wally Westlake in September of 1947, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

“I was just like, “No way man.” Suwinski stated, “There's no way that's going.” “That guy can be difficult to hit. It's difficult to bat from such a low position.

Derek Shelton, manager of the Pirates, spoke to Suwinski during the eighth quarter and asked him if he was interested in going deep a third. Shelton claimed that he was told “No”.

Suwinski stated that he was not trying to think about it. “You can't do enough and you end up doing nothing.” I tried to forget about it and focus on the pitcher's strengths.

When they recall shortstop, the Pirates will add another potential impactful rookie to their roster. Oneil CruzThe top prospect for the organization, a Triple-A Indianapolis player. Shelton said after the game that Cruz, and outfielder Bligh madris, will be raised to the major league club. Cruz, who played in two games last season for the Pirates and hit a homerun, is currently hitting.233 with nine homers, 35 RBIs, and a.761 op for Indianapolis.

Suwinski is now the second rookie Pirates player to hit three homers during a game. Andrew McCutchen (Aug. 1, 2009). Josh Bell On July 1, 2019, he was the last Pittsburgh player to score three runs.

Suwinski, 23, took Alex Cobb's sinker deep for a single shot in the fourth. He then did the same thing to the fifth. Sam Long For a lead of 3-2 in the sixth. This season, he has 11 home runs in 47 games. Bryan Reynolds For the team leader.

Thairo Estrada Pittsburgh is closer David Bednar The ninth inning was the winning inning. Bednar (3-1), was working his second innings of relief, striking out two of the last three batters to end ninth.

Mitch Keller Two runs (one earned) were given up on three hits and four strikeouts by the Pirates in six innings. This extends his streak of starts with less than three runs to four. He has given up eight earned runs over 28/3 innings (2.54 ERA), in his last four games.

Keller stated that while it's nice, tomorrow is the day you need to flush it as if nothing ever happened. You have to keep going. This is my mentality. Keep up a good routine and just keep going.”

Cobb was able to score two runs and allow four hits during his return from the 15 day injured list after a neck strain.

Gabe Kapler, Giants manager, said that he believed he was strong after a long period of inactivity. He was healthy, first and foremost. He won't be happy that he didn't have a lead but he got through exactly what his pitch count was.

Two walks and an error later, the bases were loaded for San Francisco. There were no outs in the first. Joc Pederson He dribbled a single-run, two-run past Hoy Park at the second base.

Park took a yard on a sinker in the third from Cobb to right center field, cutting it down to 2-1 with his first homer of the season. Suwinski's second homer was an inning later.

Cobb stated, “Sometimes you just need to tip your hat.” “It was a bad pitch (to Suwinski). But it's his day. Sometimes it's just one guy. It was an impressive game from him.”

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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