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Pirates Finish Off Sweep Of Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs met for the final time in 2019 tonight.  The end result was a 9-5 victory and series sweep for Pittsburgh.  The Pirates led for all nine innings and got one final good start from Joe Musgrove.

Musgrove worked six innings tonight and allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.  Those three runs came in the sixth inning.  The first two came on an Ian Happ double to right field.  Happ then came in to score on a Jonathan Lucroy groundout to the pitcher.

The Buccos got off to a hot start against Chicago starter Jose Quintana.  In the first inning Pablo Reyes brought home Melky Cabrera and Jose Osuna with a triple to left center field.  Two more runs would score in the third on an Osuna double to right...

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Seven Run Seventh Lifts Pirates Over Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs began their final series of the 2019 season tonight at PNC Park.  Chicago has dominated Pittsburgh over the course of this season, and blew out the Pirates in a three game sweep a little over a week ago.  With the Cubs in the hunt for the final Wild Card spot in the National League, the Buccos have a chance to play spoiler these next three days.

Mitch Keller made a decent start tonight, especially considering his overall body of work.  Keller would pitch five innings and allow one run on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.  That lone run came in the fourth inning when Nico Hoerner hit an RBI double into the right center field gap to bring around Jason Heyward.

Pittsburgh would finally see its offense come to life in the seventh inning...

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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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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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Pirates Take Three Of Four From Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates played their final game on the west coast this afternoon when they completed a four game series against the San Francisco Giants.  The previous three games were back and forth contests, but today saw Pittsburgh take an early lead and hold on for a 4-2 victory.

Jose Osuna got things started in the first when he hit a RBI double to left to score Bryan Reynolds.  The Pirates would strike again in the fourth on a Kevin Kramer sac fly.  The Buccos took a three run lead in the fifth when Adam Frazier singled to right to score Joe Musgrove.  San Francisco scored their only two runs of the afternoon in the sixth on a home run by Evan Longoria.  Pittsburgh would get an insurance run in the seventh on a 380 ft. solo home run by Jacob Stallings.

Musgrove pitched five innin...

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Pirates Hold Off Giants 6-3

The Pittsburgh Pirates built an early lead on Wednesday night and were able to hold off the San Francisco Giants to earn a 6-3 victory in the third game of this four game series on the west coast.

This certainly had the feel of September matchup between two teams out of playoff contention.  The two teams combined to use 13 pitchers, with neither starter making it out of the fifth inning.  Michael Feliz earned the victory (3-4) by pitching a scoreless fifth inning, while Felipe Vazquez tallied his 27th save of the season with an easy ninth.

Adam Frazier’s single in the second scored Jose Osuna for the game’s first run, and a single by Kevin Kramer later in the inning made it 2-0 Bucs.

Pittsburgh added two more runs in the fourth when Elias Diaz hit a sacrifice fly and Colin Moran sing...

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Ozuna, Wainwright Lead Cardinals To Easy Victory

Adam Wainwright dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates on the mound last night, as the St. Louis Cardinals hit Steven Brault and the Bucs’ bullpen hard in a 10-1 beatdown at PNC Park.

Wainwright gave up one run on six hits in seven innings, while Brault fell to 4-4 on the season after giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits in 5.1 innings.

Dexter Fowler’s single and Marcell Ozuna’s three run homerun gave the Cards a 4-0 lead in the third inning.  The Pirates’ lone run came in the bottom of the inning, when Starling Marte singled home Kevin Newman.

But St. Louis added two runs in the sixth, two in the seventh, and two in the ninth to make this one a laugher.

Marte was the only Pirate to have a multi-hit game, while Newman, Bryan Reynolds, Adam Frazier, and Brault had the other hits.

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Six Run Seventh Carry Pirates Over Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates began a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park tonight.  St. Louis is chasing a playoff spot, while Pittsburgh is trying to avoid the division cellar and put a damper on the Cardinals postseason hopes.  Things did not look good for the Pirates through six innings, but a big seventh inning led them to an opening game victory.

Alex McRae made the start tonight for the Buccos and gave them five innings on the night.  He would allow two runs on three hits with two walks and one strikeout.  His counterpart Miles Mikolas would also go five innings and allow one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and four walks.

St. Louis got things started in the second on a Tommy Edman two run home run...

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