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Frazier Walks Off In The 11th

If you are a fan of offense, this four-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs was one you could have passed on.  Over the four games the teams combined to score a total of nine runs.  The largest margin of victory came in the Pittsburgh win Saturday night when they outscored Chicago by two runs.  The series finale today would take eleven innings to finish and in the end the Pirates would come away with a 2-1 victory and earn a series split with their division rival.

Pitching was the story once again today and both starters looked very good on the mound.  Jameson Taillon worked six innings and allowed one run on five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.  That lone run came in the second when Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run over the Clemente Wall.

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Musgrove, Pirates Beat Cubs 3-1

For the third straight night, the starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs in offense in check.  The difference tonight was that the Bucs’ offense actually scored some runs.  The result was a 3-1 victory for Joe Musgrove and the Pirates.

Musgrove was solid tonight, giving up one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work.  He won his fifth game of the season, lowering his ERA to 3.31.

The Pirates scored three runs in the second inning, which turned out to be all they would need.  Adam Frazier’s double scored Josh Bell for the game’s first run.  The next two runs scored were manufactured, including Colin Moran’s groundout and Adeiny Hechavarria’s sacrifice fly.  The Bucs led 3-0 after two innings.

The Cubs scored their lone run o...

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Frustrating 5-2 Loss For Pirates

After splitting a four game series against the San Francisco Giants, the Pittsburgh Pirates are wrapping up their road trip with a quick two game series against the Minnesota Twins.  Despite building an early lead tonight, the Bucs gave up three runs in the fourth inning, which would prove to be the difference in a 5-2 loss at Target Field.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, battling his way through six innings while giving up three runs on seven hits.  His mound opponent, Jake Odorizzi, gave up two runs on four hits in 5.2 innings of work.

The Pirates took the lead with a pair of runs in the second inning.  A double by Francisco Cervelli scored David Freese for the game’s first run.  Later in the inning, Colin Moran grounded out, allowing Josh Bell to score to make it a...

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Pirates Rout Rockies 10-2

The Pittsburgh Pirates opened their road trip yesterday with a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies.  In fact, the Bucs managed just two hits in the entire game, including a double by their pitcher Joe Musgrove.  Tonight, the bats came alive early and often, as the Pirates went on to an easy 10-2 victory.

Jameson Taillon was solid for Pittsburgh tonight, throwing a complete game, giving up two runs on nine hits.  Chad Bettis really struggled for Colorado tonight, giving up nine runs on eight hits and two walks in 4.2 innings of work.  The Bucs’ offense took off in the fourth and fifth innings, chasing Bettis from the game after it was already out of reach.

Starling Marte’s solo homerun in the top of the first inning gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead before Taillon even threw a pitch...

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Pirates Open Trip With Loss To Rockies

The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up a nine-game road trip tonight with the first of three games against the Colorado Rockies.  Pittsburgh has seen their offense cool off as of late and tonight was no different in a 2-0 loss to Colorado.  With the Pirates struggles outside of their division this year, this road trip could make a big impact on how much longer they play meaningful games in 2018.

The Rockies would send Kyle Freeland to the mound tonight and he was dominate during his seven innings on the mound.  He would give up only two hits while striking out five and allowing two walks.  His counterpart Joe Musgrove was nearly as good except for a hiccup during the fifth inning.  Nolan Arenado scored on a fielding error by Josh Harrison for the first run of the game...

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Pirates Defeat Cubs To Close Out July

It was a very busy day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  First, they completed two trades to not only bolster their team this season, but for a few years to come.  Second, they opened up a short two game series with the division leading Chicago Cubs.  Pittsburgh has played well against their own division in 2018 and that continued tonight by defeating Chicago 5-4.

Jameson Taillon made the start tonight and was solid in the 6.2 innings he pitched.  He allowed three runs on seven hits to go with two walks and two strikeouts.  The three runs came on a mistake pitch to Javier Baez who hit a three-run home run in the fourth.  Taillon would also work his way out of a few jams to keep his team in the ball game.

The Pirates offense was able to get to Jon Lester in the third inning.  David Freese

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Pirates Winning Streak Snapped By Indians

All good things must come to an end and today that meant the Pittsburgh Pirates eleven game winning streak.  Pittsburgh ran into a red-hot pitcher, who quieted the Pirates bats, in route to a 4-0 loss today.  The game may have not been the biggest loss of the day with Starling Marte leaving the game after being hit on the hand by a pitch in the top of the first.

Trevor Bauer started for Cleveland today and he showed why he is an All-Star caliber pitcher.  Bauer worked seven innings allowing only two hits, while striking out ten and walking two batters.  Adam Cimbar collected the first two outs of the ninth before giving way to Brad Hand for the final four outs of the game.  Of those four outs, Hand would collect three of them for strikeouts.

Jameson Taillon was tasked with keeping thi...

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Pirates Extend Winning Streak To Eleven Games

It sure has been fun being a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates these past two weeks.  Pittsburgh has been playing great baseball and there is a feeling of hope among the fan base.  At least the ones that aren’t still mad about that one guy being traded out west.  The Pirates would smack three home runs on their way to a 9-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

The offense came out of the gate on fire tonight.  It all started when Starling Marte hit a two-run home run in the first inning.  The onslaught continued in the second when Corey Dickerson hit a two RBI triple to center field.  Dickerson would come around to score on a Marte infield single.  Gregory Polanco finished off the inning with a two-run homer of his own.  The final Bucco runs came in the fifth on a two-run blast by Jos...

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Pirates Stay Hot After All Star Break, Beat Reds 12-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the first half of the season as one of the hottest teams in Major League Baseball heading into the All Star break.  In their return to action after the break, and after a nearly 3 hour rain delay, the Bucs’ strong play continued as they went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds by a 12-1 score.

Jameson Taillon started for Pittsburgh tonight, giving up one run on six hits in 5.1 innings.  The bullpen was solid tonight, giving up just three total hits across 3.2 innings of work.

But the night belonged to the Pirates offense, which feasted on Reds’ pitching.  Sean Rodriguez and Starling Marte had four RBIs each, and five different players had multi-hit games, including Colin Moran who had four and Elias Diaz who had three hits.

Rodriguez had a good game after ret...

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Taillon, Mercer Lead Pirates Past Brewers

Tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates began a five-game series with the division leading Milwaukee Brewers.  Supposedly this is a big series for Pittsburgh in what this team could look like come the trade deadline at the end of the month.  Even with a sweep of Milwaukee the Pirates would be a game below .500, so in my opinion this team should be sellers and look towards the future.

Jameson Taillon looked very good on the mound tonight.  He would pitch six innings, allowing one run on four hits with a career high ten strikeouts, and two walks.  This is the type of outings that the Buccos need out of Taillon if he is the top of the rotation guy we are led to believe.

Jordy Mercer was a man on a mission tonight.  He would get the scoring started with an RBI single to left in the second inning...

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