A controversy at first base emerging for the Pirates? Management sure hopes so…..
Ishikawa homered and drove in four runs, leading the Pirates to a 10-7 win on Monday night. Ishikawa had three-extra base hits on the night, going 3-5 with a home run, 2 doubles and 4 RBIs in the victory.
“Big night at the plate,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told reporters after the game “He showed a real good swing to left field Sunday in Milwaukee when he pounded the ball to the wall. He hit another one sharp. Those two balls hit hard in this ballpark to dead left field. And that shot to the gap in right-center in the eighth was a shot in the arm for us.””
Ishikawa’s double in the eighth sparked a two-run inning as the Pirates pushed their lead to 10-7.
2015 Stats: .174 – 1 HR – 5 RBI