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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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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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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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Pirates Beat Reds 2-0

The 2019 season has already seen some frustrating times for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  But so far, the one constant positive has been the starting pitching.  It has been a bright spot so far this year, which is exactly what we thought we would see before the season started.

Tonight, the trend continued, as the Pirates’ starting pitching was solid once again, and the offense did just enough to beat the Cincinnati Reds by a 2-0 score at PNC Park.

Joe Musgrove was dominant tonight, giving up three hits and one walk while striking out eight in seven innings of work.  Keone Kela bounced back from a rough performance his last time out on the mound to set the Reds down in order in the eighth, and Felipe Vazquez sealed the victory with his first save of the season.

In his second start against t...

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Bullpen Falters Again, Pirates Lose 5-4

After a disappointing home opening loss on Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking to earn a series split against their divisional rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.  Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, the trend from Monday’s loss continued tonight, as the Pirates took an early lead, surrendering the lead late, and losing in extra innings.

Pittsburgh built a 3-0 lead, but the bullpen gave it up in the latter innings, and the Cardinals scored a pair of runs in the 10th inning, going on to win 5-4.

Jameson Taillon pitched well tonight for Pittsburgh, giving up one run on three hits with five strikeouts in seven innings of work.  Keone Kela, unfortunately, continued the bad start to the season for the Bucs’ bullpen, giving up two runs on two hits with a walk in one inning...

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Miscues Send Pirates To Loss Against Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off the home portion of their 2019 schedule this afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals. While the weather may have been cold, the sunshine gave the fans at PNC Park the feeling that warmer days are nearby.  Pittsburgh came in to today with a .500 record and looked to hand St. Louis their fifth loss on the young season.

The Pirates offense jumped on Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright early with three runs in the first inning.  Adam Frazier would be the first of those runs when he scored from third on a Josh Bell groundout.  Colin Moran then brought home Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli with a double to right field.  Bell would add the fourth run of the game in the second inning with a sac fly to left that plated Marte.

Wainwright would make it throu...

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Williams’ Arm, Bat Lead Pirates Over Reds

In his first start of the 2019 season, Trevor Williams picked up right where he left off last year – with a great performance on the mound.  This afternoon at Great American Ballpark, though, he did it with his arm and his bat, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Williams earned his first win of the season today, giving up just three hits and one walk while striking out six batters in six innings of work.  His mound opponent, Sonny Gray, struggled in his Reds’ debut.  He lasted just 2.2 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks.

Offensively, the Pirates were patient at the plate and did enough to give their starter some support.  Adam Frazier and Melky Cabrera had two hits each, while Williams led the team with two ...

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Sloppy Play Dooms Pirates Against Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up the home portion of their 2018 season today, though there is a makeup game scheduled for October 1, and did it in ugly fashion.  Poor pitching and the continuation of wild pitches paved the way for a 13-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.  The wild pitches should be at the top of the list of things to fix during the upcoming offseason.

Nick Kingham started today for Joe Musgrove, who will miss the remainder of the season because of side discomfort, and was terrible on the mound.  He allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits with two strikeouts and two walks in just 1.1 innings of work.  The bullpen wasn’t much better during their 7.2 innings of action today...

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