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 ...Read More