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Williams, Mercer Lead Pirates To Victory

Sporting events with the final of 1-0 are usually reserved for soccer.  With the World Cup currently underway, it looked the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers were getting in the spirt of futbol when one run was all either of these teams could muster tonight.  Luckily the guys in black were the ones who collected that run to open this three-game series.

Both starting pitchers were fantastic tonight.  Trevor Williams worked seven strong innings for Pittsburgh allowing only one hit to go along with seven strikeouts and two walks.  Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin worked 6.1 innings allowing one run on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

Chacin exited the game with runners on first and second when Josh Hader entered the game.  Hader would strike out Gregory Polanco before ...

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Reds Avoid Sweep, Beat Pirates 8-6

By winning games Friday and Saturday over the Cincinnati Reds, the Pittsburgh Pirates put themselves in prime position for a series sweep.  Unfortunately today, the Bucs fell behind early and couldn’t complete a late game comeback, as they fell to the Reds by a 8-6 score at PNC Park.

Neither starting pitcher made it out of the sixth inning this afternoon.  Joe Musgrove struggled this afternoon, giving up six runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings.  Anthony DeSclafani started for Cincinnati, giving up two runs on three hits in 5.2 innings.

The Pirates took the early lead on a solo homerun by Colin Moran in the second inning.  The Reds would respond with a pair of runs in the top of the third on a groundout by Scott Schebler and a single by Jose Peraza.

Cincinnati would take command of the ...

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That’s Kuhl, Pirates Blank Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered today’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers with a chance at a series win.  The road hasn’t been too bad for Pittsburgh this year if you take out those two four game sweeps against the N.L. East.  Winning at Miller Park has never been easy for the Pirates, but a win today would keep them right in the mix for what is currently a four team mix for the top of the division.

Chad Kuhl has had some rough outings lately, but today he stepped up and looked like a top of the rotation pitcher.  He would throw seven strong innings allowing zero runs on one hit with eight strikeouts and two walks.  Kuhl would also go 1-3 at the plate.  He was followed by Richard Rodriguez on the mound and Rodriguez would strikeout six batters and give up one hit during h...

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Brewers Beat Bucs 5-3

After an impressive victory last night at Miller Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking to secure another series victory over a N.L. Central opponent.  It was a back and forth game tonight, but the Milwaukee Brewers delivered the knockout blow in the eighth inning, as they went on to beat the Bucs by a 5-3 score.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, battling his way through five innings.  He gave up one run on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.  His mound opponent, Jhoulys Chacin, gave up one run on three hits in six innings.  Neither pitcher earned a decision.

The Brewers took the lead in the fourth inning on a RBI double by Hernan Perez.  A sacrifice fly by Starling Marte in the top of the sixth scored Adam Frazier to tie the game.

Milwaukee sco...

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Pirates Snap Skid, Beat Brewers 6-4

One of the traits of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates was their struggles against the teams in the N.L. Central division.  So far this season, among the many inconsistencies in all facets of the game, the Pirates have played very well against their division.  The Bucs looked to continue that trend tonight, as they took the field for the first game of their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tonight, the winning trend continued for Pittsburgh, as they built an early lead and held on late to claim a 6-4 victory.

Nick Kingham made his second career start tonight, taking the mound at Miller Park, a place that has historically been a nightmare for Pirates pitchers.  He battled his way through 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk...

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Nats Complete Sweep, Beat Pirates 3-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field this afternoon at Nationals Park looking to avoid a series sweep for the second time this season against a N.L. East opponent.  After losing four straight games to the Philadelphia Phillies late last month and then going on a five-game winning streak, the Bucs have struggled in the nation’s capital this week, having lost the first three games to the Washington Nationals.  Today, the Pirates had their chances to come away with a win, but they couldn’t get the key hit down the stretch, and the Nats held on to complete the series sweep with a 3-1 victory.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, taking the loss (4-2) after giving up three runs on four hits in 5.2 innings.  His mount opponent, Jeremy Hellickson, gave up three hits in 5.2 innings.

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Frazier Walks It Off Against Brewers

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been struggling mightily lately and it has been noticed by the fan base.  With the losses piling up, the seats are emptier now more than ever at PNC Park.  Fans want to see wins and for the few at the game and watching at home, they would see that tonight.  Pittsburgh would earn a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers to avoid being swept, and snap a seven-game losing streak.

Milwaukee jumped out to a two-run lead with solo home runs from Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana in the second and third innings respectively.  Those would be the only runs that Pirates starter Steven Brault would allow tonight during his five innings of work.  Brault would give up four hits, to go along with three strikeouts and one walk.

The Buccos would tie th...

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Pirates Blanked By Brewers 1-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their seventh straight game tonight, falling to the Milwaukee Brewers by one run.  Pittsburgh has been awful for more than a month now, so seeing them lose is not surprising.  Attendance keeps dropping and you can’t blame the fans for not wanting to watch a team that appears to have no interest in being on the field.

The starting pitching was very good from both teams tonight.  Chase Anderson threw six innings, and allowed only five hits.  He would also strikeout eight batters.  The Pirates countered with Trevor Williams.  Williams would allow one run on three hits over five innings.  He would also strikeout six and walk two.  That lone run would come on a solo home run by Domingo Santana in the fourth inning.

Both bullpens did the job for their respec...

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Brewers Hand Pirates Sixth Straight Loss

The Pittsburgh Pirates are in an absolute freefall to end the 2017 season.  They can’t score runs, they make base-running mistakes, mental errors, and the defense is as unreliable as the offense is unproductive.  The latest team to take advantage of the Pirates inferiority was the Milwaukee Brewers, who shut out the Bucs 3-0 at PNC Park tonight.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, giving up two runs on six hits through five innings in a losing effort.  His mound opponent, Brent Suter, bewildered the Pirates, giving up just five hits in five innings of work.

Ryan Braun broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth with a solo homerun, his 17th of the season, to left center field.  Neil Walker’s RBI single in the sixth and Travis Shaw’s single in the eighth made it 3...

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Pirates Finish Road Trip 1-8

It appears that the Pittsburgh Pirates have zoned out on what is left of the 2017 season.  For proof of that look no further than their being swept by the Cincinnati Reds.  Cincinnati has dominated Pittsburgh all season, so while the loss is not a surprise, it just shows that this Pirates team has no heart to finish the remainder of the season on a high note.

Gerrit Cole pitched well through the first five innings today, but hit a wall in the sixth.  Cole would give up four runs on three hits, with six strikeouts and four walks.  Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett would each hit two run homers to send Cole to the showers.  Daniel Hudson would finish off the inning, but not before he allowed a RBI triple to Tucker Barnhart.

Jack Leathersich would pitch the seventh inning, striking out ...

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