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Four Run Eighth Lifts Pirates Over Padres

The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres were back in action today at a picturesque PNC Park.  Pittsburgh was looking to take this three-game series, while San Diego looked to even it up at one game apiece.  Chris Archer would make the start for the Pirates and the Padres would counter with Chris Paddack.

After three scoreless innings, San Diego would strike first on a solo home run from Manny Machado.  This is the second time that Machado has hit a solo home run in this series.  That would be the only run that Archer would allow today after pitching five innings.  His final stat line would include five strikeouts, three walks, and two hits.

The Buccos finally got to Paddack in the fifth inning when Jose Osuna hit a two-run pinch hit home run...

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Pirates Losing Streak Reaches Six

The Pittsburgh Pirates battled the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night and ineffective pitching for Pittsburgh was the story once again.  Atlanta would tally a total of eight runs on fifteen hits to pick up an 8-7 victory and take this four game series.  The Pirates offense gave them plenty of chances to win the game with thirteen hits, but the pitching staff could not seal the deal.

Mitch Keller made his second start of the season and is starting to look like Tyler Glasnow 2.0.  He would last only three innings and allow six runs on ten hits with two walks and two strikeouts.  Keller has performed well at the Triple-A level, but has yet to put it together in the big leagues.  Clay Holmes, Richard Rodriguez, Francisco Liriano, and Felipe Vazquez covered the next five innings combining f...

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Brewers Beat Down Bucs 10-4

After a two game absence, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching struggles returned on Friday night at Miller Park.  The result was a 10-4 blowout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Clint Hurdle initiated the “starting pitcher by committee” strategy, and once again, it failed.  Rookie Davis gave up three runs on four hits in three innings, Clay Holmes gave up a run on two hits in one inning, and Nick Kingham gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits in 2.1 innings.

Meanwhile, Brandon Woodruff struck out Pirates’ hitters in six innings of work, improving to 8-1 on the season after giving up three runs on four hits in six innings.

The Brewers scored three runs in the second inning to take control of the game.  A two-run homerun by Eric Thames gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead, and a sacrifice f...

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Davies, Thames Lead Brewers Over Pirates

Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers bent but didn’t break on Sunday afternoon, taking advantage of some early offense and never surrendering the lead, as they held off the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park by a 4-2 score.

Davies improved to 6-0 on the season, giving up two runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts in eight innings.  His mound opponent, Jordan Lyles, fell to 5-3 on the season after giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings of work.

The Brewers took the lead in the top of the second on a groundout by Manny Pina, allowing Eric Thames to score.  In the top of the third, Thames stepped to the plate and hit a two run homerun to right field, scoring Ryan Braun to make it a 3-0 advantage.

Pittsburgh answered with a run in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice ...

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Bucs Rebound, Beat Brewers 9-4

After last night’s disappointing loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight at PNC Park looking to rebound against their divisional foes.  Chris Archer pitched a solid game, and the offense put plenty of runs on the board, as the Bucs ended the month of May with a 9-4 victory.

The Pirates had 13 hits tonight, all singles, but they did enough to give Archer a lot of run support.  Starling Marte led the team with three hits, while Kevin Newman, Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds, and Colin Moran each added two hits.

A single by Bell in the bottom of the first put the Bucs on the board at 1-0, but Jesus Aguilar homered in the top of the third to tie the game.  The Bucs scored six runs in the bottom of the third to take control of the game...

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Pirates Open Weekend With 10-2 Loss

Clint Hurdle decided to start Michael Feliz on Friday night at PNC Park.  The result was a five run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who went on to rout the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 10-2 score.

The starting pitching situation for the Pirates right now is in shambles, and that continued on Friday night.  Feliz struggled from the beginning, not even making it through the first inning.  He recorded just one out, giving up five runs on four hits with a walk.  Steven Brault pitched 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks.

A double by Max Muncy scored the game’s first run, and David Freese then crushed a grand slam to right center field to essentially put the game out of reach in the very first inning.  L.A. led 5-0 before the Bucs even came to bat.

An Elias ...

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Pirates Home Runs Topple Rockies

It took three games, but finally the Pittsburgh Pirates offense came out of hibernation in a big 14-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the finale of their three-game series.  Pittsburgh would tally a total of four home runs today with three coming in the seventh inning.  Colorado battled back in the sixth, but the Pirates bullpen shut the door over the final three frames.

The Buccos offense got things rolling in the first inning when Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer to right center field.  Melky Cabrera then drove in Josh Bell with a double down the left field line.  The final run of the inning came when Cabrera scored on shallow single to right by Colin Moran.

Moran would strike again in the third with another RBI single, this one scoring Bell.  Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles w...

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Pirates Win Third Straight, Beat Padres 6-4

Due to their inconsistent play on the field coupled with a string of injuries, one would have expected for the Pittsburgh Pirates most recent road trip to be extremely difficult.  That’s why they play the games.  The Pirates wrapped up a 7-4 road trip with a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres this afternoon at Petco Park.

The Pirates desperately needed a long start from Joe Musgrove, who provided a solid performance on the mound.  He won his third game of the season, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits in 6.1 innings of work.  Geoff Hartlieb and Francisco Liriano provided valuable innings in relief, and Felipe Vazquez earned his 13th save of the season by closing things down in the ninth inning.

Pittsburgh took control of the game in very first inning.  Josh Bell sing...

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Williams Injured In Loss To Padres

The 2019 edition of the Pittsburgh Pirates may be cursed.  This team has not been healthy since spring training and it seems like every week a new member joins the list of injured players.  That trend continued in the opening game of a four-game series with the San Diego PadresTrevor Williams left the game Thursday night with a right-side injury and Pittsburgh would go on to drop the game 4-3.

Williams would work his way out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning before allowing a solo home run to Franmil Reyes in the third.  After recording the second out of the fourth he would motion to the dugout for the Athletic Trainer and then promptly exit.  His final line was 3.2 innings pitched allowing one run on two hits with five strikeouts and one walk...

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Kingham Struggles, Pirates Lose 9-3

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ struggles against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season continued last night with a 9-3 loss in the first game of their three game series.

Nick Kingham took the mound for the Bucs last night and was completely ineffective during his short outing.  He fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss, giving up seven runs on ten hits in just four innings of work.  The bullpen, as a whole, gave up two runs on three hits in four innings, but the damage was already done and the game was out of reach.

The Pirates got off to a great start offensively, scoring two runs before Kingham even took the mound.  Josh Bell’s RBI single got them on the board at 1-0, and a single by Bryan Reynolds doubled the lead at 2-0.

The Diamondbacks responded, though, with two runs of their own in...

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