After a disappointing end to their road trip, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned home to PNC Park for the beginning of a crucial home stand against the Chicago Cubs. Two games in against the N.L. Central division leaders, and the Pirates haven’t even scored a run. On Friday night, it was Cole Hamels who they Bucs couldn’t solve, as they fell 1-0 for the second consecutive night.
The Pirates managed seven hits on Friday, but also had three errors and they couldn’t get a that one key hit at a critical time to get on the board. Hamels gave up five hits and walked two in seven innings of work. The Cubs used four relievers to finish off the Bucs in the final two innings of the game.
Trevor Williams pitched another solid game on Friday, giving up one run on four hits in seven innings...Read More