Seven innings, two earned runs, no walks and fourteen - count 'em - fourteen strilkeouts. He threw 94 pitches, 65 for strikes, and struck out the side three times. He K'ed the last 7 he faced. Every hitter in the Pirates' starting lineup struck out at least one time.He only struggled in the fourth inning when he allowed 3 hits, including a 2-run home run to Delwyn Young. His entry music is "7 Nation Army" by the White Stripes.
Now the bullpen needs to nail down his first W. Clippard gets the call in the 8th.