The Pittsburgh Pirates have some history with Michael Wacha. Over the years, Wacha has looked almost perfect against the Bucs in some of the biggest games. This afternoon, it was nearly unhittable, stifling the Pirates hitters and holding a no-hit bid until the ninth inning. The St. Louis Cardinals jumped in front early and coasted to an easy 5-0 victory at Busch Stadium.
Pittsburgh has now lost five straight series, and in those series, they hold a 5-12 record. They are now just one game over .500, and after a great start against the N.L. Central, they are now just 14-12 against their division.
Nick Kingham started for Pittsburgh, falling to 2-2 on the season after giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits through five innings. Steven Brault pitched two scoreless innings, ...Read More