Despite getting just three hits over nine innings, the Colorado Rockies notched a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon in the first game of a double-header between the two teams. The Rockies didn't get their first hit until the seventh inning, a measly infield single by Troy Tulowitzki, but pitching and a pair of sacrifice flies would prove to be enough.
Even without a hit in the first six innings, Colorado never trailed as Juan Nicasio shut out Pittsburgh in his first six innings of work. Other than a solo home run allowed to Pedro Alvarez in the seventh inning by Nicasio, Colorado's pitching was generally superb all afternoon.
James McDonald was lights out for the Pirates in the first six innings, allowing just two walks, but he tossed a wild pitch in the seventh inning after putting on a pair of base-runners, giving Jason Giambi the chance to hit the game-tying sacrifice fly. From there, Tyler Colvin hit the game-winning sac fly in the eighth inning off Chris Resop, who was relieving McDonald.
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