I'm writing this from my phone so this will be short, without frills. The Pirates got a much needed win against the Mariners yesterday. The defense was spectacular. If you didn't watch the game, do yourself a favor and watch all the defensive highlights. While you're at it, watch the offensive highlights too. Cutch got it going with a good game, Kang was better than he's been, and the Pirates erupted for ten runs.
Gerrit Cole threw the first complete game of his career, which is pretty amazing and indicative of the era we watch baseball in. He was greatly efficient, too, doing it with fewer than 100 pitches and only giving up three hits (thanks in part to the defense behind him).
It's on to Milwaukee this weekend to get some wins against the bad Brewers. Ideally they would trade Lucroy before the weekend but that seems unlikely at this point. Go get 'em.