An unusually poor night in the field cost the Pittsburgh Pirates last night in their 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. Erik Gonzales made three errors at third base last night, after not having an error all season. J.T. Brubaker started for the Bucs and allowed two runs on six hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out seven. Brubaker also made one of the Pirates errors. A Gonzales error in the sixth inning broke open a 2-2 game. Colin Moran led the Pirates with two of their seven hits. Bryan Reynolds hit his third home run of the year.
Gonzales had 12 fielding chances last night, the most for a Pirates third baseman since 1939. He was also the first Bucco third baseman to make three errors in a game since Bobby Bonilla in 1989.
The Pirates are off today, then will begin a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs tomorrow afternoon. All three games this weekend begin at 2:20pm.
Former Pirates pitching coach Ray Miller has passed away at the age of 76. Miller spent 10 seasons with the Bucs under manager Jim Leyland from 1987 to 1996.
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