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Pirates Shut Out By Cubs In Finale

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs played for the 19th and final time in 2018 tonight and in the end, Chicago would take the game and season series with a 3-0 victory.  Pittsburgh didn’t have many chances tonight and the few they did have they could not capitalize.

Trevor Williams made his final start of the season and came one game short from reaching the 15-win plateau.  Instead he would collect his 10th loss of the year after throwing five innings and allowing three runs on eight hits, with four strikeouts and three walks.  Two of those runs came in the second on a David Bote triple to left field.  The final run crossed the plate when Daniel Murphy hit an RBI single to right center in the fourth inning.

The Pirates offense couldn’t do any damage to Jon Lester in his six inn...

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Pirates Blank Cubs At Wrigley

The season may be winding down, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing like a team looking to make a playoff push.  Tuesday night made for another great pitching performance, with some clutch at bats as Pittsburgh would take down the Chicago Cubs by the final of 6-0.  The Pirates are keeping things interesting in the division by defeating the N.L. Central leaders for the second night in a row.

Chris Archer looked like the top of the rotation pitcher the team traded for during his six innings of work on the mound.  He would allow only four hits to go with nine strikeouts and two walks.  People have been critical of Archer, but if he pitches like this in 2019 the Buccos staff could be one of the best in the National League.

The offense got rolling in the second inning when Pablo Reyes hi...

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Pirates Continue To Roll, Take Down Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing a good brand of baseball on this six game homestand and that would continue today against the Miami Marlins.  Pittsburgh would use solid pitching and timely hitting to earn a 5-1 victory today at a damp PNC Park.

Ivan Nova was back on the mound today after missing his last start.  It looked like the extra rest did Nova some good during this outing.  He would finish the day pitching six innings allowing three hits to go with nine strikeouts and one walk.  Dovydas Neverauskas pitched a scoreless seventh with two strikeouts, before Nick Kingham would work the final two innings.  Kingham allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

The lone Miami run came when Miguel Rojas scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning...

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Braves Score Four In The Eighth, Beat Pirates 5-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates looked to wrap up a very difficult road trip with a victory today against the Atlanta Braves.  After winning the first game of the series on Friday, the Bucs fell last night after blowing a lead late in the game.  Today, unfortunately, the bullpen let the team down once again, as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth and went on to win 5-1 in the rubber match.

Nick Kingham started today and he pitched well for Pittsburgh.  He lasted five innings, and after giving up a leadoff homerun to begin the game, he held the Braves off the scoreboard for the rest of his outing.  He ended up giving up one run on four hits with four strikeouts.  Steven Brault took the loss today, giving up four runs (one earned) on four hits in 2.1 innings.

The Pirates scored the game’s ...

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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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