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Pirates Have No Answer For Dodgers

One night after the Pittsburgh Pirates were on the wrong side of a 16 run defeat, they were on the wrong end of a slugfest tonight.  The Los Angeles Dodgers would smack a total of six home runs on their way to an 8-3 victory.  All eight of those runs came via the long ball as Pittsburgh pitchers didn’t miss many bats for the second straight night.

Ivan Nova took the brunt of much of the Los Angeles beatdown.  He became the first Pirates pitcher in their 131-year history to give up five or more home runs in a game.  Nova would last five innings allowing seven runs on nine hits, while walking two and striking out three.  Clearly, he was not at his best tonight, but the bullpen is so taxed at this point he had to go as long as possible.

As far as the Buccos offense goes, David Freese a...

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Pirates Waste Five Run Lead, Fall To Diamondbacks

Hopefully you did not stay up to watch the most recent disappointing loss by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  West coast games are hard enough, but for a team to blow a five-run lead when leading after six innings, that’s enough to make any person question their fanhood.  That is exactly what Pittsburgh did on Monday night when they opened a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Pirates jumped out to an early lead and it started with Starling Marte scoring on a Paul Goldschmidt fielding error in the first inning.  The Buccos would use a four run fifth inning take a five-run lead over Arizona.  Austin Meadows brought in two runs with a double to left field, which was followed up by a Marte two RBI single to shallow right center field...

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Mental Lapses Cost Pirates

The average temperature for the first 12 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year has been below 40 degrees.  That all changed tonight when they headed to South Florida to take on the Miami Marlins for a three-game series.  Maybe it was the nice weather, or it could have been the fact that it was Friday the 13th, but Pittsburgh was very sloppy in the field and not very productive at the plate tonight.  They would drop game one by the final of 7-2.

Chad Kuhl took the mound for the Pirates tonight and was not very efficient from the start.  He would allow five runs, four earned, over the course of the five innings he pitched.  To go along with that line, he gave up eleven hits with two strikeouts and one walk...

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Cubs Offense Too Much For Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates offense and starting pitching has been a pleasant surprise so far this season, while the bullpen has been shaky at best.  Tonight, against the Chicago Cubs, that offense would come to life early, but the Chicago offense would stay persistent and get the best of Pittsburgh tonight in a 13-5 Chicago victory.

Steven Brault started tonight for the Pirates.  He had looked good in two previous starts, but tonight not so much.  He would allow four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks over the course of five innings.  What made it worse was that he gave up those four runs right after the Buccos plated three runs on a Sean Rodriguez home run.

Pittsburgh was able to tie the game in the fifth inning on a Francisco Cervelli RBI single to right that scored S...

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Pirates Drop First Game Of Season 7-3

The weather for this first home stand of the season looks more like the final few weeks of the Pittsburgh Steelers season, rather than the opening week of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  In their finale with the Minnesota Twins tonight snow and wind were present for the majority of the game, which had to make playing conditions extra tough.  Pittsburgh looked to be in control of this game, but a big sixth inning from Minnesota gave the Pirates their first tally in the loss column.

The Buccos would jump on the board early when Josh Bell hit a two-run home run to deep center field in the bottom of the first.  Their only other run would come in the fourth when Colin Moran hit a RBI single to right field that plated Corey Dickerson.  Dickerson and Josh Harrison would pace the offense with two hit...

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Pirates Close Season With Win Over Nationals

Today marked the final time that the Pittsburgh Pirates would take the field in 2017.  They will head into the offseason with many questions after a 11-8 victory over the Washington Nationals.  It was a game that took over four hours to play, had a slew of pitching changes, and saw everyone get some playing time.  Washington was doing it to get players rest for the postseason, while Pittsburgh did it to get everyone in the stat column.

The Pirates would score five of their eleven runs in the first inning.  Jordan Luplow would be hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the first run of the game.  Max Moroff then came through with a double to clear the bases.  Finally, Jacob Stallings hit a RBI single to left center for the fifth run of the inning...

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Pirates Take Down Orioles 5-3

Tonight marked the final home game of the season for the Pittsburgh Pirates and like they had done for most of the season at PNC Park, they closed it out with a win.  The 5-3 win tonight also gave them a series sweep over the Baltimore Orioles and a season split, since Baltimore won both games at Camden Yards earlier this year.

Pittsburgh jumped on the board early when Josh Bell hit a RBI single to left center to drive in Adam Frazier in the first.  The Orioles would counter in their half of the second with three runs of their own off of Pirates starter Chad KuhlChance Sisco would hit a RBI double to left center, J.J. Hardy brought in a run with a groundout, and Anthony Santander plated a run with a RBI double.

Those would be all the runs Kuhl would allow over his five innings of wor...

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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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Glasnow Continues To Struggle In Majors

Tyler Glasnow made his return to a big-league mound tonight after a successful stint in Indianapolis for much of the summer.  Reports were that he had better command of his pitches and was doing a better job of controlling the running.  We were all quickly reminded that there is a huge difference between pitching in the majors and the minors, and the Milwaukee Brewers pounced on that difference.  At the end of the night they picked up a series win over the Pittsburgh Pirates with an 8-2 victory tonight.

Glasnow would only last 2.2 innings and allowed five runs on four hits during that time.  He would strikeout three and walk six.  That stat line would balloon his ERA up to 7.89.  A few questionable calls by the home plate umpire didn’t help, and even led to Clint Hurdle being eject...

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Cardinals Best Pirates Again

Not much to see these days when you tune in to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Losers of three straight games, Pittsburgh was hoping to snap that skid, but the St. Louis Cardinals had no intention of losing at home.  St. Louis would pick up a series win with a 4-3 victory tonight.  The Pirates had their chances to win, but the Cardinals would battle back.

Chad Kuhl was good on the bump tonight and even helped his cause with the bat in the second inning.  He would double home Jordy Mercer for the first run of the game, before coming in to score on an Adam Frazier ground rule double.  Kuhl pitched six innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits with five walks and six strikeouts.

St. Louis came back from a 2-0 deficit in their half of the second when Yadier Molina hit a two-run ho...

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