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...Read More