I may be a little late to the party in regards to this question, considering how poorly the Pittsburgh Pirates have performed over the past month, but it begs to be asked after today’s humiliating 11-9 defeat and series sweep to the St. Louis Cardinals. Pittsburgh held a four-run lead through six innings, and then the wheels fell off again.
The Pirates offense was clicking today with nine runs on thirteen hits. Those numbers are good enough for any team in the Majors to earn a win. Josh Bell looked to regain his power stroke with two two-run home runs, the first coming in the first inning with the second occurring in the fifth. Bryan Reynolds scored a run in the third on a throwing error and Starling Marte came home on a ground out later that inning.
The bottom of the seventh is ...Read More