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Cubs Complete Sweep, Crush Bucs 16-6

The Chicago Cubs capped a three game series sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with another blowout victory at Wrigley Field this afternoon.

It was another difficult day for the starting pitchers, as Trevor Williams and Jose Quintana both struggled on the mound for their respective clubs.  Williams gave up seven runs on six hits and three walks in 2.1 innings, while Quintana also just lasted 2.1 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits.

A three run homerun by Kris Bryant in the bottom of the first gave the Cubs the early lead.  A single by Kevin Newman, a double by Bryan Reynolds, and two more singles by Pablo Reyes and Colin Moran put the Bucs in front in the top of the third by a 5-3 score, but the Cubs scored five more runs in the bottom of the inning, including Bryant’s second homerun...

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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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Cubs Blast Bucs 17-8

With nothing else to play for this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to play the role of spoiler as they face off against playoff hopefuls down stretch.  This afternoon, they were dismantled by a Chicago Cubs team making a push toward the postseason.

The Cubs would be a wild card team if the season ended today, and they played like a club that needs to win every time they take the field.  Chicago destroyed Pittsburgh pitching on their way to a win that looked more like a football score – a 17-8 beatdown at Wrigley Field.

The two teams combined for 25 runs on 29 hits, and while the Cubs had three errors on the day, their bats more than made up for their miscues in the field.

Steven Brault had the worst start of his career, giving up ten runs on eight hits and three walks in 2...

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Marlins Rally, Beat Bucs 10-7

Despite falling behind in the first inning, the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the rubber match of their three game series by a 10-7 score at PNC Park on Thursday night.

The Pirates scored five runs in the first inning, taking control of the game from the onset.  But the Marlins battled back at the plate and limited the Bucs to just two runs the rest of the way.  The victory game the Marlins’ a series win on the road, while evening the season series Pirates.

A single by Neil Walker in the top of the first gave the Marlins a 1-0 lead, but the Pirates scored five runs in the bottom of the inning.  A homerun by Bryan Reynolds and a double by Pablo Reyes put them in front 3-1, and they were then aided by a throwing error by Isan Diaz which scored the other two run...

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Reynolds Walks If Off In Ninth For Bucs Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates were in need of a bounce back Wednesday night after losing to the Miami Marlins in the later stages to open this series Tuesday.  Pittsburgh would need to summon some magic in the ninth inning after entering the inning trailing by two runs.  Luckily for them they have one of the top rookies in the Major Leagues on their side to carry them to victory.

Miami jumped on the board early when Garrett Cooper hit a ground rule double to right field.  The Pirates countered in the bottom half of the first with a Josh Bell RBI single to center.  The Buccos then took the lead in the fourth when Adam Frazier smacked a triple to right that plated Jacob Stallings.  That lead did not last, as Starlin Castro would give the Marlins the lead back with a two-run home run to right c...

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Pirates Rally In Ninth, Beat Reds 3-2

It looked as though the Pittsburgh Pirates were going to lose their 76th game of the season on Friday night, as they trailed the Cincinnati Reds by a 2-1 score entering the ninth inning.  The Pirates rallied for a pair of runs in the inning, walking off on the Reds in the first game of this three game series at PNC Park.

Mitch Keller started for the Pirates, giving up one run on six hits with nine strikeouts in six innings of work.  Michael Feliz pitched a scoreless inning, while Keone Kela gave up a run on two hits in the eighth inning.  Felipe Vazquez earned the victory after pitching a perfect ninth inning.

The Reds took the lead in the top of the second on a solo homerun by Aristides Aquino.  A groundout by Colin Moran in the sixth scored Bryan Reynolds to tie the game, but Aquino’...

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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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Do The Pirates Even Care About Winning?

I may be a little late to the party in regards to this question, considering how poorly the Pittsburgh Pirates have performed over the past month, but it begs to be asked after today’s humiliating 11-9 defeat and series sweep to the St. Louis Cardinals.  Pittsburgh held a four-run lead through six innings, and then the wheels fell off again.

The Pirates offense was clicking today with nine runs on thirteen hits.  Those numbers are good enough for any team in the Majors to earn a win.  Josh Bell looked to regain his power stroke with two two-run home runs, the first coming in the first inning with the second occurring in the fifth.  Bryan Reynolds scored a run in the third on a throwing error and Starling Marte came home on a ground out later that inning.

The bottom of the seventh is ...

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Pirates Lose Eighth Straight Series

There is not much to say about the Pittsburgh Pirates over their last twenty-four games.  During that time, they have managed to lose twenty games and find themselves as one of the worst teams in all of baseball.  Tonight, they would lose to the Milwaukee Brewers by the final of 4-3, with the key Milwaukee run coming in the ninth on an interference call on catcher Elias Diaz.

Steven Brault returned from the injured list to make the start for Pittsburgh tonight.  He had a perfect game going through the first four innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth.  Brault would give up an RBI double to Yasmani Grandal, who would then score later in the inning on a double play.  Brault would leave the game after 5...

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Yelich, Brewers Beat Pirates 9-7

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ dreadful post All Star Game slide continued on Monday night, as Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers beat them by a 9-7 score at PNC Park.

Yelich homered twice, while Jordan Lyles earned his seventh victory of the season less than a week after being traded by the Bucs to their N.L. Central divisional foes.  Dario Agrazal took the loss for Pittsburgh, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings on the mound.

The Brewers took the lead in the top of the first inning on a solo homerun by Yelich.  They added four runs in the fourth to take complete control of the game, highlighted by a homerun by Mike Moustakas.

The Pirates got back into the game with a solo homerun by Bryan Reynolds in the fourth and a two run shot by Pablo Reyes in the fifth, cutting Mi...

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