The Pittsburgh Pirates season has officially come to an end today after a 10-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Pittsburgh had an up and down season that never saw them go on the type of roll a team needs to reach the post season. Bad free agent signings, injuries, and down years for players were the main factors to the team seeing their playoff streak snapped after three years.
St. Louis started the scoring in the third with a Yadier Molina RBI single to center. In the fifth inning, the Pirates took the lead on an Andrew McCutchen two run single to left. That would be the last time that the Buccos held the lead on the day. Ryan Vogelsong pitched his final five innings in a Pittsburgh uniform today and allowed one run on five hits, to go with three walks and one strikeout.