After a three-day layoff this week, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field against the division rival Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. For the first time in a long time, maybe all season, the Bucs’ offense came alive, scoring runs in bunches in the early innings to lead them to a 9-6 victory.
The Pirates looked rested, refreshed and ready to hit from the very first inning. Adam Frazier and Colin Moran each hit solo homeruns in the opening frame to give the Bucs an early 2-0 lead.
They broke the game open with a huge seven run second inning. Gregory Polanco homered, followed by singles from Jacob Stallings, Josh Bell, and Moran made it 7-0. Polanco, stepping to the plate for the second time in the inning, drew a bases-loaded walk, and a RBI groundout by Erik Gonzalez mad...Read More