Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Johan Oviedo threw a complete game shutout on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals. The 25 year old did this by throwing 112 pitches while allowing just two hits. Additionally he became the first Pirates pitcher to throw a complete game shutout on the road since 2017.
Johan Oviedo became the first Pittsburgh Pirates player to throw a complete game shutout on the road since 2017 after an impressive outing against the Kansas City Royals (MLB News).
Before Johan Oviedo tossed nine scoreless the last Pirates pitcher to throw a complete game shutout on the road was Ivan Nova in April of 2017. Prior to Ivan Nova Jeff Locke accomplished this in 2016, Vance Worley in 2014, and A.J. Burnett in 2012. It is quite incredible that it took six years for another shutout to happen, but after Pittsburgh tacked on two runs in the seventh inning and another one in the seventh he remained out on the mound.
After this outing Oviedo collected his eighth win of the year. He has a 4.20 ERA and a 2.2 bWAR. How well he performs down the stretch may impact his role for the 2024 season in which the Pirates feel just a few pieces away from competing.
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