All-in-all the Pirates had 13 hits and nine of those hits went for extra bases. They homered five times (!!!!) and Starling Marte went deep twice. At times this season the Pirates offense has really had a hard time hitting, especially against lefties, so it is always good to see what they can be capable of. Hell, Brandon Inge even went deep and had two hits.
Neil Walker was the only starter without a hit, but even at that he walked twice and now has a walk rate of nearly 11% on the season. Marte (three), Andrew McCutchen (two), Gaby Sanchez (two), and Inge (two) all had multiple hits.
Jeff Lock really didn't have his best stuff, but with a six run lead he didn't need to be his best. His control wasn't there but he only walked two guys (despite possibly getting some help from CB Buckner) despite throwing a lot of balls. Whatever. He still has an ERA of 2.06 and is now 7-1. What? I think Pat summed it up best:
Jeff Locke is 7-1 with a 2.06 ERA and sometimes, it's OK to not understand the universe.
— Pat Lackey (@whygavs) June 26, 2013
17 games over .500. Good times.