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Bell, Moran Lead Pirates Over Reds

After two very frustrating performances on Monday and Tuesday nights, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field on Wednesday afternoon looking to earn a series split with a victory in the finale at Great American Ballpark.

Today, Steven Brault put forth a solid effort on the mound, while Josh Bell and Colin Moran provided the firepower needed to push the Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds by a 7-2 score.

Brault pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three runs and two walks.  He earned his second victory of the season, and more importantly, he provided the Bucs with some much needed quality pitching from a starter.  For the first time in three games, their starting pitcher gave them a chance to win the game, and today, the offense took advantage.

The Pirates broke scoreless tie in the top of the sixth...

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Lyles Exits Early In Loss To Reds

It shouldn’t be this painful to be a baseball fan, but this year has been extremely painful.  Every game seems to have some type of injury to a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Tonight, we would see Jordan Lyles exit after the fourth inning with an apparent hamstring injury.  If he misses any length of time then it would be another huge blow to an already thin pitching staff.  This injury just added to the misery of an 11-6 loss to the last place Cincinnati Reds.

Lyles would exit after four innings and allow three runs on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.  His last two outings haven’t been great after looking like a potential All-Star to start the season.  He was replaced by Geoff Hartlieb who was lit up like a Christmas tree during his 2.1 innings on the mound...

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Keller Struggles In Debut, Pirates Lose 8-1

After an exciting victory in the first game of their Memorial Day doubleheader, Clint Hurdle and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the ball to Mitch Keller in the night cap at Great American Ballpark.  Unfortunately, it was a rough start for the young prospect, as the Cincinnati Reds used a huge first inning to coast to an 8-1 victory.

Keller made his Major League debut last night, and it was a rude welcome by the Bucs’ divisional foes.  The Reds torched him for six runs on six hits in the opening frame, including a grand slam by Jose Iglesias.  The four run slam was set up by two walks and a single.  For all pitchers, young and old, walks always come back to hurt you...

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Game One Of Doubleheader Goes To Pirates

After a disappointing home stand the Pittsburgh Pirates were back on the road for a short three-day trip against the Cincinnati Reds.  Day one would include a doubleheader that saw Pittsburgh earn an 8-5 victory to start the day.  A four run eighth inning for the Pirates lead them to victory at Great American Ballpark.

Nick Kingham made the start for the Buccos and pitched well during his first four innings of work, but ran into trouble in the fifth.  He would be lifted after collecting two outs in the inning and allowing three runs.  Kingham’s final line was 4.2 innings pitched giving up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk.  With Pittsburgh needing any pitching help they can get right now; this was a good start.

The Pirates scored the first run of the day in ...

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Dodgers Complete Sweep, Beat Bucs 11-7

The Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the sixth inning this afternoon at PNC Park, leading them to a series, and season, sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates after an 11-7 victory.

The Bucs are 0-6 against the Dodgers this season, and with the loss, they have fallen back to the .500 mark at 25-25 on the season.

Chris Archer started for Pittsburgh today, and his season-long struggles continued.  He fell to 1-5 on the year, giving up four runs on six hits with six walks in five innings of work.  The Bucs’ bullpen pitched four innings, giving up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits.

The Dodgers scored the game’s first run in the second inning, a solo homerun by Corey Seager.  The Pirates answered in the bottom half of the inning on a two run homerun by Bryan Reynolds.

But the Dodgers...

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Bucs Complete Sweep, Beat Reds 7-5

One of the keys of the 2019 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates will be how they play against the other teams in their division.  After losing three of their first four games to begin the year, the Bucs have reeled off four in a row, including a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park this afternoon.

The win today marked a four game sweep of the Reds, who have fallen to 1-8 to start the year.  The Bucs, on the other hand, now sit at 5-3 and completed a 4-2 home stand before they head out on their first extensive road trip of the year.

Chris Archer started for the Bucs today, giving up three runs on five hits in six innings.  Nick Kingham gave up a pair of runs in two innings, and Richard Rodriguez earned his first save of the season by pitching a scoreless inning.

The Pirates too...

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Newman Sends Pirates Home Winners In Extras

It was a beautiful spring day this afternoon at PNC Park, where the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Cincinnati Reds in game three of this four game series.  Pittsburgh took the first two games and were looking for a series win today.  This was a back and forth contest from the beginning, but in the end the good guys would come away victorious.

The Pirates jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Josh Bell hit a double to right center field that scored Jason Martin.  That lead would last until the top of the third when Kyle Farmer hit a two-run home run and Yasiel Puig hit an RBI single for the Reds.  The Buccos earned a run back in the bottom half of the inning on a Melky Cabrera groundout that plated Colin Moran.

Cincinnati quickly struck back with a run of their own in ...

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Pirates Beat Reds 2-0

The 2019 season has already seen some frustrating times for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  But so far, the one constant positive has been the starting pitching.  It has been a bright spot so far this year, which is exactly what we thought we would see before the season started.

Tonight, the trend continued, as the Pirates’ starting pitching was solid once again, and the offense did just enough to beat the Cincinnati Reds by a 2-0 score at PNC Park.

Joe Musgrove was dominant tonight, giving up three hits and one walk while striking out eight in seven innings of work.  Keone Kela bounced back from a rough performance his last time out on the mound to set the Reds down in order in the eighth, and Felipe Vazquez sealed the victory with his first save of the season.

In his second start against t...

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Pirates Pitching Leads The Way Past Reds

It has been a rough couple of days for the Pittsburgh Pirates and their fans.  After blowing leads in both of their games with the St. Louis Cardinals, they also ran out of hot dog buns on dollar dog night.  They would wash their hands and begin a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds in front of a mostly empty PNC Park tonight.  Those in attendance and watching at home got to see a pitcher’s duel for the majority of the night.

Jordan Lyles made his first start of the season for Pittsburgh and did well in his back of the rotation role.  He would go five innings and allow three hits with three walks and two strikeouts.  Lyles was replaced in the sixth by Nick Kingham who added two scoreless innings to the box score, while striking out two and giving up two hits.  Richard Rodrigu...

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Bullpen Falters Again, Pirates Lose 5-4

After a disappointing home opening loss on Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field tonight looking to earn a series split against their divisional rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.  Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, the trend from Monday’s loss continued tonight, as the Pirates took an early lead, surrendering the lead late, and losing in extra innings.

Pittsburgh built a 3-0 lead, but the bullpen gave it up in the latter innings, and the Cardinals scored a pair of runs in the 10th inning, going on to win 5-4.

Jameson Taillon pitched well tonight for Pittsburgh, giving up one run on three hits with five strikeouts in seven innings of work.  Keone Kela, unfortunately, continued the bad start to the season for the Bucs’ bullpen, giving up two runs on two hits with a walk in one inning...

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