One day after Felipe Vazquez shut the door to hold on to a one run victory over the Chicago Cubs, he would blow a three-run lead and give up five runs in a 10-8 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has been down right awful lately, but tonight hurt more since Pittsburgh overcame a four run and one run deficit to take a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth.
St. Louis came out swinging in this game. They would plate four runs in the first inning off of Pirates starter Trevor Williams. Williams was able to settle in after that and pitch five innings allowing five runs on nine hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
The Buccos started to chip away at that four-run lead in the second when Jordy Mercer hit an RBI single to left center field...Read More