Category Game Recaps & Reactions

Pirates Beat Tigers In Extra Innings Again

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played very well against the Detroit Tigers in recent years.  After last night’s extra inning victory, the Bucs had an opportunity to earn a two game series sweep to wrap up a long road trip.  For the second straight night, the Pirates and Tigers battled back and forth deep into the game…and once again, the Bucs came up with the big hit in the 10th, winning by a 3-2 score.

The offenses were tested tonight, as both starting pitching were solid.  Trevor Williams took the mound for Pittsburgh, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings.  His mount opponent, Spencer Turnbull, gave up just one run (unearned) on two hits in six innings.

Pittsburgh scored the game’s first run in the top of the fourth inning, when Jung Ho Kang reached on a fielding error, a...

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Marte Party Wins It In Extras For Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates were in action tonight for the final series of this eight-game road trip. After splitting the first six games, their final two would be at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers in Interleague action. Pittsburgh would send Joe Musgrove to the bump, while Detroit would counter with Matthew Boyd. Both pitchers excelled in what would be a tight ballgame from start to finish.

The Pirates were able to strike first on an infield single by Pablo Reyes that scored Melky Cabrera. That lead would expand to three runs in the fourth inning when Jung-ho Kang launched a 395ft. two run home run to deep left center field. The Tigers cut into that lead in the bottom part of the inning with two runs of their own. Miguel Cabrera scored on a passed ball, and Christian Stewart hit an R...

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Pirates Take Series, Beat Nationals 4-3

After two very competitive games to kick off this weekend’s series, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals took the field today looking to earn a much-needed victory early in the season.  As has been the case all weekend, this game went back and forth, and today, the Bucs scored the last run of the game to take the 4-3 win on the road.

Today’s game featured an enticing pitching matchup, as Jameson Taillon took the mound for Pittsburgh against Max Scherzer for Washington.  Both pitchers struggled early but settled in and turned in quality starts.  Taillon gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings, while Scherzer gave up three runs on seven hits in eight innings.

The Pirates scored a pair of runs in the very first inning.  Red-hot Josh Bell doubled home Adam Frazier fo...

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Late Home Runs Sink Pirates

During the offseason the talk coming from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization was how good their pitching was from the starting rotation to the back of the bullpen.  Through thirteen games so far, the starters have done very well, but the bullpen has given away more than their fair share of games.  That would certainly be the case today with the Washington Nationals hitting two late home runs for a come from behind victory.

Chris Archer looked great during his seven innings of work today.  He would allow one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.  That lone run came in the fourth when Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI single to left that brought home Anthony Rendon.  Archer was able to start today because he has appealed his five-game suspension...

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Pirates Beat Nationals In Extra Innings

For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field against an opponent that is not from the N.L. Central.  After being held in check on Thursday night in a shutout loss to the Chicago Cubs, the Bucs’ offense was once again stifling on Friday against the Washington Nationals.  But some late game clutch hitting lifting the Pirates to a well deserved 6-3 victory in the first game of this weekend series.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, and once again turned in a quality start, giving up two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings of work.  His mound opponent, Patrick Corbin, was on point as well, holding the Bucs to just one run on four hits in seven innings, while striking out 11 batters.

Pittsburgh took the lead in the second inning on a solo homerun by Josh Bell.  A...

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Pirates Lose To Cubs In Rainy Game At Wrigley

Mother Nature has a mind of her own and she struck in the latter parts of tonight’s finale between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs.  With the start time moved up thirty minutes because of impending weather, any type of run production could prove very important.  That sure was the case tonight as two runs by Chicago in the bottom of the seventh proved to be all they would need before a rain delay occurred in the top of the eighth.

Joe Musgrove was on the mound for Pittsburgh tonight and he was very good during his time on the bump.  He would throw 6.1 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks.  The first run came when Daniel Descalso hit a single to left center field that scored Jason Heyward from second base...

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Pirates Even Series, Beat Cubs 5-2

Monday afternoon’s shutout loss to the Chicago Cubs, the home opener at Wrigley Field, was a game to forget for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After a day off, the Bucs returned to the field and evened the series against their divisional foes with a 5-2 victory.

Jordan Lyles took the mound for Pittsburgh, building off his first start of the year with another impressive performance.  He gave up one run on three hits through six innings while striking out six Cubs.  Felipe Vazquez tallied his third save of the season by recording five outs to clinch the victory.

The Pirates added to a dreadful start to the season for Chicago starter Yu Darvish, who gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits in 5.1 innings of work.  A solo homerun by Francisco Cervelli put the Pirates in front in the top of...

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Pirates Roughed Up In Chicago

The Pittsburgh Pirates hit the road today to begin a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs.  This was the first home game for Chicago, after a rough start to the season, and they gave their fans plenty to cheer about.  The Cubs would use four Pittsburgh errors to plate ten runs in the first four innings on their way to a 10-0 victory.  It was definitely a good day to be at work for Pirates fans, because there wasn’t much of anything to see during the game.

Jon Lester started for Chicago today and got the scoring started in the second inning when he hit an RBI double to left center field.  Ben Zobrist drove in two runs on a single to right.  Anthony Rizzo plated the fourth run of the inning with a single to shallow center field.  Run five came via a Javier Baez single to left cent...

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Bucs Complete Sweep, Beat Reds 7-5

One of the keys of the 2019 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates will be how they play against the other teams in their division.  After losing three of their first four games to begin the year, the Bucs have reeled off four in a row, including a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park this afternoon.

The win today marked a four game sweep of the Reds, who have fallen to 1-8 to start the year.  The Bucs, on the other hand, now sit at 5-3 and completed a 4-2 home stand before they head out on their first extensive road trip of the year.

Chris Archer started for the Bucs today, giving up three runs on five hits in six innings.  Nick Kingham gave up a pair of runs in two innings, and Richard Rodriguez earned his first save of the season by pitching a scoreless inning.

The Pirates too...

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Newman Sends Pirates Home Winners In Extras

It was a beautiful spring day this afternoon at PNC Park, where the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Cincinnati Reds in game three of this four game series.  Pittsburgh took the first two games and were looking for a series win today.  This was a back and forth contest from the beginning, but in the end the good guys would come away victorious.

The Pirates jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Josh Bell hit a double to right center field that scored Jason Martin.  That lead would last until the top of the third when Kyle Farmer hit a two-run home run and Yasiel Puig hit an RBI single for the Reds.  The Buccos earned a run back in the bottom half of the inning on a Melky Cabrera groundout that plated Colin Moran.

Cincinnati quickly struck back with a run of their own in ...

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