Hellickson bounces back in Nats’ 5-1 win over Pittsburgh

In his first two starts after coming off the disabled list in late June, Washington Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed 12 runs over 8 2/3 innings.

He reversed wholesale nfl jerseys china that trend in a big way Tuesday night, tossing five innings of two-hit ball in a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Hellickson (3-1) struck out three and induced seven ground balls as he was both effective and efficient, finishing his outing at 67 pitches.

I would’ve liked to go a little deeper, but we just needed a win, Hellickson said. So, it’s just good to feel good again. These last five days have been pretty rough.

Pirates reliever Steven Brault walked in a pair of runs in the sixth and Adam Eaton added on with an RBI single.

Rendon’s homer was the only damage against Pirates starter Joe Musgrove (3-4), who struck out a career-high nine over five innings. It was Musgrove’s first outing back from a trip to the disabled list for a finger infection. An elevated pitch count, including 27 in the first inning, led to his early exit.

With the pitch count up, I was getting tired after two innings and working a lot harder than I would have liked to, Musgrove said.

The Pirates loaded the bases in the ninth, but newly installed closer Kelvin Herrera struck out Francisco Cervelli to end it. Herrera will handle the ninth inning in place of Sean Doolittle, https://www.cheapjerseyszone.com/ who was placed on the disabled list with left toe inflammation.

When the Mets counter with righty Drew Gagnon, who is also appearing in his first big league game, it will be the first time a Phillies starter makes his debut against another starter in his first outing since Sept. 25, 1944, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Back then, Charlie Ripple faced Chicago’s Charlie Gassaway at Shibe Park.

To make room for De Los Santos on the 40-man roster, Philadelphia transferred Pedro Florimon to the 60-day disabled list. The versatile utility man has been idle since May 30 with a fractured right foot.

The club also promoted infielder Trevor Plouffe and optioned outfielder Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley. A veteran of eight seasons, Plouffe last played in the majors in 2017 and combined to hit .198 in 100 games for Oakland and Tampa Bay.

Left-hander Hoby Milner was designated for assignment.

Twins starter Aaron Slegers (1-1) allowed five runs and got just four outs in his second start of the year. His first start yielded a win with six sharp innings against Baltimore five days earlier.

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