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Pirates Blown Out Again By Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers continued their three-game series Saturday night and once again it was a blowout victory for Milwaukee.  After trailing by a run early, the Brewers would go on to score ten straight over the next seven innings for a 10-1 win.  We would also see another bad outing from pitcher James Marvel, who was being touted as a possible member of the 2020 staff.

Pittsburgh’s lone run came in the first inning when Adam Frazier scored on a fielding error by Keston Hiura.  Hiura quickly made up for that mistake in the bottom half of the inning when he hit a two-run home run to left center field.  Milwaukee plated three more runs in the fourth inning.  Lorenzo Cain started things with an RBI single...

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Cubs Blast Bucs Part Two

It is definitely that time of the year where the vast majority of us turn our attention to college football and outdoor activities on a late summer Saturday afternoon.  There are a few of us who still like to check in to see what is happening on the diamond.  If you checked on the Pittsburgh Pirates today you saw them once again get defeated in blowout fashion by the Chicago Cubs.  Today’s result being worse than yesterdays, a final of 14-1.

James Marvel is another young Pittsburgh pitcher trying to showcase himself for the 2020 season after a successful Minor League season.  He has yet to find similar results at the big-league level.  Today he would pitch four innings and allow seven runs on nine hits with two strikeouts...

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Pirates Take Three Of Four From Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates played their final game on the west coast this afternoon when they completed a four game series against the San Francisco Giants.  The previous three games were back and forth contests, but today saw Pittsburgh take an early lead and hold on for a 4-2 victory.

Jose Osuna got things started in the first when he hit a RBI double to left to score Bryan Reynolds.  The Pirates would strike again in the fourth on a Kevin Kramer sac fly.  The Buccos took a three run lead in the fifth when Adam Frazier singled to right to score Joe Musgrove.  San Francisco scored their only two runs of the afternoon in the sixth on a home run by Evan Longoria.  Pittsburgh would get an insurance run in the seventh on a 380 ft. solo home run by Jacob Stallings.

Musgrove pitched five innin...

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Pirates Rally In Ninth, Beat Giants 6-4

After a disappointing home stand, the Pittsburgh Pirates headed out west for the first of a four game series against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.  After trailing for the majority of the game, the Bucs rallied in the ninth inning, stealing a 6-4 victory to kick off the road trip.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, giving up four runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings, while his mound opponent, Madison Bumgarner, gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings.  Richard Rodriguez earned the victory by pitching a scoreless eighth inning, and Felipe Vazquez earned his 26th save of the season by shutting things down in the ninth.

A single by Evan Longoria in the bottom of the first put the Giants in front, 1-0.  Jacob Stallings’ solo homerun in the top of the fifth tied the game...

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Six Run Seventh Carry Pirates Over Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates began a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park tonight.  St. Louis is chasing a playoff spot, while Pittsburgh is trying to avoid the division cellar and put a damper on the Cardinals postseason hopes.  Things did not look good for the Pirates through six innings, but a big seventh inning led them to an opening game victory.

Alex McRae made the start tonight for the Buccos and gave them five innings on the night.  He would allow two runs on three hits with two walks and one strikeout.  His counterpart Miles Mikolas would also go five innings and allow one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and four walks.

St. Louis got things started in the second on a Tommy Edman two run home run...

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Pirates Stay Hot, Beat Rockies 11-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates offense stayed hot on Saturday night, ripping the pitching staff of the Colorado Rockies for the third night in a row on their way to an 11-4 victory.

Joe Musgrove earned the victory (9-12), giving up three runs on eight hits in six innings. The Bucs got to Tim Melville early and often, tagging him for five runs on six hits in two innings of work.

Pittsburgh took control of the game early again on Saturday, as Kevin Newman led off with a solo homerun. A sacrifice fly by Colin Moran later in the inning increased the lead to 2-0, and Newman’s single along with Bryan Reynolds’ double in the second made it 5-0.

After the Rockies added a couple runs to get back in the game, the Pirates responded in the fourth on solo homeruns by Josh Bell (35) and Jose Osuna (10)...

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Pirates Score Seven First Inning Runs, Beat Rockies 11-8

Entering this four game series against the Colorado Rockies, it was anticipated that a lot of runs would be scored.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have an explosive offense, as do the Rockies, setting up for what is expected to be a fun weekend.  The first game of this series did not disappoint from an offensive standpoint, as the Bucs beat the Rockies 11-8 in a wild one on Thursday.

The teams combined for 19 runs on 27 hits, with the starting pitchers, Trevor Williams for Pittsburgh and Chi Chi Gonzalez for Colorado, suffering the consequences.  Williams did earn the victory (7-6), battling his way through seven innings, giving up three runs on seven hits.  Gonzalez, on the other hand, struggled mightily, giving up seven runs on seven hits without even making it out of the first inning.

The ...

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Pirates Complete Sweep, Beat Reds 9-8

The Pittsburgh Pirates completed the weekend sweep of the Cincinnati Reds this weekend with a 9-8 victory in a wild game at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon.

While the Pirates have had a nightmare of a season, they have played well against the Reds.  That trend continued today, as the Bucs improved to 11-5 against Cincy this year with the one-run victory, capping the series sweep this weekend.

Neither starter, Trevor Bauer for Cincinnati or Dario Agrazal for Pittsburgh, pitched well, as it was all about the offense on Sunday.  Agrazal did get the win (3-3), while Felipe Vazquez tallied his 23rd save of the season.

The Pirates fell behind early in this one, as the Reds scored three runs in the top of the first inning...

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Pirates Pound Reds 14-0

Football season is among us and the Pittsburgh Pirates got into the spirit by putting up two touchdowns in a 14-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds tonight.  Pittsburgh used two home runs and a stellar start from Trevor Williams to dominate Cincinnati.  The only thing uglier than the Reds performance may have been the dreadful “Players Weekend” jerseys.

Williams worked a strong six innings tonight, allowing three hits with three strikeouts and one walk.  He has dominated Cincinnati during his career and that didn’t change this evening.  The Pirates bullpen also pitched well in three innings of relief.  Richard Rodriguez, Kyle Crick, and Parker Markel each worked an inning and combined to give up four hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

The Buccos offense came to life in the ...

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Pirates Win Second Straight Against Angels

For the first time since July 7 the Pittsburgh Pirates won a series.  This feat was accomplished after a 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night.  After falling behind by four runs, Pittsburgh would turn up the offense to gain the victory.

Trevor Williams started for the Pirates and allowed four runs during the first two innings.  He would settle in after that to finish the fifth inning, giving up five runs on seven hits, to go with two strikeouts and five walks.  Williams has not been the pitcher that the Buccos hoped for much of the season.  It makes me wonder if last year’s success was a fluke and this is the real Trevor.

Pittsburgh finally got on the board in the third inning after a Josh Bell single produced two runs after a throwing error by Los Angeles pitcher Grif...

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