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Pirates Lose 1-0 Again

Despite splitting a series over the weekend against the first place Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates are not playing their best baseball.  While the pitching has been tremendous lately, the offense has been non-existent.  Unfortunately, that trend continued for Pittsburgh tonight, as they lost yet another 1-0 game, this time to the Atlanta Braves.

Chris Archer started for Pittsburgh tonight, giving up one run on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in four innings of work.  He would have lasted longer, but he was pulled after pitching the top of the fourth with left leg discomfort.  He appeared to injure his leg while at bat in the bottom of the third.  After pitching the top of the fourth, he was relieved by Steven Brault, who pitched two scoreless innings.

The Pirates offe...

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Williams, Pirates Shut Out Giants 4-0

After a disappointing 13-10 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates desperately needed a strong pitching performance on Saturday.  Trevor Williams delivered for the Bucs in the third game of the weekend series, tossing seven shutout innings as the Pirates beat the Giants by a 4-0 score.

Williams was dominant tonight, earning his tenth victory of the season after giving up just five hits and one walk in seven innings of work.  Keone Kela and Felipe Vazquez each pitched a scoreless inning of relief on the night.

The Pirates didn’t need a lot of offense tonight, but they got more than enough in the third and fourth innings.  A sacrifice fly by Corey Dickerson in the third scored Josh Harrison to put the Bucs on the board at 1-0...

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Pirates Win Third Straight, Beat Giants 10-5

Before embarking on their current road trip, the Pittsburgh Pirates were probably hearing rumblings from fans, media, and critics that this trip to Colorado, San Francisco, and Minnesota could very well make or break their season.  After all, they are on the outside looking in at both the N.L. Central Division and N.L. Wild Card playoff pictures, and a strong (or weak) showing on the road could determine just where the final month and a half of the season goes from here.

After taking two of three games against the Colorado Rockies, the Pirates opened their four game weekend series with a 10-5 victory over Andrew McCutchen and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

The Bucs tallied 13 hits as a team, and used two big innings to make this a comfortable win.  Adam Frazier led the way with t...

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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 Hold On To Defeat Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at PNC Park.  With Pittsburgh in contention for a playoff spot every game is big, but this one held a little more weight since St. Louis was tied with the Pirates in the division coming into tonight.  This game also marked the debut of the recently acquired Chris Archer.

St. Louis would jump out to an early lead when Matt Carpenter welcomed Archer to the National League with a 395 ft. home run to lead off the game.  The Buccos would take the lead in the bottom half of the inning.  Gregory Polanco hit a two RBI triple and then came around to score on a Colin Moran sac fly to left.

The Cardinals would gain a run back in the second on a Yairo Munoz double to right, but Pittsburgh would open things up...

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Freese, Pirates Beat Mets 5-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates opened their home stand last night with a sloppy loss to the New York Mets.  Tonight, they didn’t have their best performance, but they got clutch hitting from the veteran David Freese, who delivered five RBIs to lead the Bucs to a 5-4 walkoff victory.

Ivan Nova started for Pittsburgh tonight, battling his way through five innings while giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with three walks and a strikeout.  His mound opponent, Jason Vargas, gave up three runs on three hits with three walks in 4.1 innings.

For the second consecutive night, the Pirates fell behind early against the Mets.  A three run homerun by Michael Conforto in the first inning gave the Mets a 3-0 lead early...

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Pirates Open Home Stand With Loss To Mets

After having their eleven-game winning streak snapped yesterday afternoon in the final game of a 5-1 road trip to open the second half of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned home looking to continue their strong play at PNC Park.  Unfortunately, the Pirates came out flat, and inconsistent pitching and sloppy play contributed to a 12-6 loss to the New York Mets.

Nick Kingham started for Pittsburgh tonight, and really struggled on the mound from the very beginning.  He lasted only three innings, giving up six runs on seven hits and four walks.  Richard Rodriguez also had difficulties tonight, giving up three runs on four hits in just one inning of work.

A two run homerun by Wilmer Flores in the top of the first inning put the Mets in front early, but David Freese tied the game in ...

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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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Pirates Snap Losing Skid, Avoid Sweep

One thing is for certain, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been playing a lot of bad baseball lately and everyone has taken notice.  They entered the day on the verge of being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies not only in this series, but the season series.  Today was a different story though as Pittsburgh looked like a complete team today on their way to a 4-1 victory.

Nick Kingham made the start today for the Pirates and worked a six solid innings.  He would allow one run on four hits with five strikeouts and just one walk.  He would also collect his first Major League hit in the fourth inning.  The lone run he gave up came on a solo home run by Nick Williams in the fourth inning.

Edgar Santana and Kyle Crick worked the seventh and eighth innings respectively...

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