Brewers Complete Sweep, Beat Pirates 4-3

The Milwaukee Brewers completed a pivotal three game series sweep this afternoon at Miller Park, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 4-3 score.

With the victory, the Brewers hold a commanding four game lead for the final Wild Card spot over the Chicago Cubs and are just three games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the N.L. Central.

Meanwhile, the Pirates are 26 games under .500, have lost nine of their last ten games, and hold the second worst record in the National League.

Trevor Williams fell to 7-8 on the season, giving up two runs on three hits in five innings.  A solo homerun by Orlando Arcia in the second gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead, and a homerun by Eric Thames in the fourth and then a two run bomb in the sixth, his 22nd and 23rd of the season, made it 4-0.

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Pirates Blown Out Again By Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers continued their three-game series Saturday night and once again it was a blowout victory for Milwaukee.  After trailing by a run early, the Brewers would go on to score ten straight over the next seven innings for a 10-1 win.  We would also see another bad outing from pitcher James Marvel, who was being touted as a possible member of the 2020 staff.

Pittsburgh’s lone run came in the first inning when Adam Frazier scored on a fielding error by Keston Hiura.  Hiura quickly made up for that mistake in the bottom half of the inning when he hit a two-run home run to left center field.  Milwaukee plated three more runs in the fourth inning.  Lorenzo Cain started things with an RBI single...

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Pirates Suffer Seventh Straight Loss

The landslide that has become the Pittsburgh Pirates 2019 season continued on Friday night with a 10-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

Steven Brault struggled on the mound, falling to 4-6 on the year after giving up six runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks in 5.1 innings of work.  Meanwhile, the Bucs couldn’t touch Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson, who pitched six innings of scoreless ball, giving up just three hits and one walk.

Bryan Reynolds had three hits for the Pirates, lifting his average to .321 for the season, eight points behind Christian Yelich for the National League lead.  The Pirates’ lone run came in the seventh inning a on solo homerun by Adam Frazier.

The Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take control of the game early...

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Pirates Swept…..Again

Another day and another loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After winning games one and two of this three game series, the Seattle Mariners picked up a series sweep this afternoon with a 6-5 victory in eleven innings.  Errors and a lack of production in the later innings, two things that have plagued this team all year, were the story once again.

After a scoreless first inning, Seattle would plate four runs in the second inning.  Daniel Vogelbach crossed the plate when Cole Tucker made a throwing error to first.  Braden Bishop scored the second run on a RBI single to left center field.  The final two runs came around on a Shed Long single to right.  Only two of these runs were earned, as Joe Musgrove left after five innings, giving up five hits with six strikeouts and two walks.


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Offense Struggles Again, Pirates Lose 4-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ struggles at the plate continued on Wednesday night, as the Seattle Mariners beat them for the second straight game, 4-1, at PNC Park.

Playing without Starling Marte and Josh Bell in their lineup has certainly taken a toll on this offense’s production.  On Wednesday, the Bucs could only manage one run on six hits as a team, and with a young and inexperienced pitching staff that has been taking the mound for the past month, it doesn’t leave much of a chance for this team to win.

Dario Agrazal fell to 4-5 on the season, giving up four runs on six hits, while five relievers were used to complete the final four innings of the game, pitching scoreless ball and giving up just one hit the rest of the way...

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Pirates Blanked In Opener Against Mariners

It was an ugly day for anyone associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  News broke in the early afternoon that All-Star Closer Felipe Vazquez had been arrested for multiple charges dealing with sexual misconduct towards a minor.  News like this makes something as simple as a baseball game have very little meaning.  That being said, Pittsburgh did open a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners tonight at PNC Park.

Seattle controlled the game from start to finish, and one could assume that the Pirates had their minds elsewhere.  Dee Gordon plated the first run tonight in the second inning on a sac fly to right field.  A single by Shed Long in the fifth gave the Mariners a two-run lead.  Back to back home runs by Omar Narvaez and Austin Nola in the sixth increased their lead to four...

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Roethlisberger, Conner Injured In Loss To Seahawks

After an ugly start last week for the Pittsburgh Steelers, yinzers everywhere hoped a return to Heinz Field would set things right for the 2019 season.  In a Super Bowl XL rematch with the Seattle Seahawks Pittsburgh opened the home portion of their schedule.  While things went better than they did against the New England Patriots, in the end the result was a loss.  A 28-26 loss.

Neither team would score in the first quarter, and it was the Steelers who got things started early in the second.  James Conner bowled his way into the endzone from one yard out.  Seattle answered six minutes later on a Russell Wilson touchdown pass to Will Dissly.  The final score of the half occurred before the two-minute warning on a 41-yd field goal by Chris Boswell.

Prior to halftime Ben Roethlisberger

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Cubs Complete Sweep, Crush Bucs 16-6

The Chicago Cubs capped a three game series sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with another blowout victory at Wrigley Field this afternoon.

It was another difficult day for the starting pitchers, as Trevor Williams and Jose Quintana both struggled on the mound for their respective clubs.  Williams gave up seven runs on six hits and three walks in 2.1 innings, while Quintana also just lasted 2.1 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits.

A three run homerun by Kris Bryant in the bottom of the first gave the Cubs the early lead.  A single by Kevin Newman, a double by Bryan Reynolds, and two more singles by Pablo Reyes and Colin Moran put the Bucs in front in the top of the third by a 5-3 score, but the Cubs scored five more runs in the bottom of the inning, including Bryant’s second homerun...

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Cubs Blast Bucs Part Two

It is definitely that time of the year where the vast majority of us turn our attention to college football and outdoor activities on a late summer Saturday afternoon.  There are a few of us who still like to check in to see what is happening on the diamond.  If you checked on the Pittsburgh Pirates today you saw them once again get defeated in blowout fashion by the Chicago Cubs.  Today’s result being worse than yesterdays, a final of 14-1.

James Marvel is another young Pittsburgh pitcher trying to showcase himself for the 2020 season after a successful Minor League season.  He has yet to find similar results at the big-league level.  Today he would pitch four innings and allow seven runs on nine hits with two strikeouts...

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Cubs Blast Bucs 17-8

With nothing else to play for this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to play the role of spoiler as they face off against playoff hopefuls down stretch.  This afternoon, they were dismantled by a Chicago Cubs team making a push toward the postseason.

The Cubs would be a wild card team if the season ended today, and they played like a club that needs to win every time they take the field.  Chicago destroyed Pittsburgh pitching on their way to a win that looked more like a football score – a 17-8 beatdown at Wrigley Field.

The two teams combined for 25 runs on 29 hits, and while the Cubs had three errors on the day, their bats more than made up for their miscues in the field.

Steven Brault had the worst start of his career, giving up ten runs on eight hits and three walks in 2...

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