For the third consecutive game, the Pittsburgh Pirates got a solid performance from their starting pitcher. Unfortunately, the Bucs only have one win to show for it thus far, as a slow-starting offense failed to produce again this afternoon. Despite a late game rally, the Pirates dropped the rubber match of their season-opening series against the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, at PNC Park.
James McDonald, who has garnered a reputation as being wildly inconsistent in recent years, was solid this afternoon for Pittsburgh. He pitched seven strong innings, giving up just one run on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts. After allowing a one-out single to opposing pitcher Travis Wood in the third inning, Starlin Castro singled two batters later to push the first run of the game across the pl...Read More