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Pirates Beat Reds 7-3

Regardless of either team’s record, the Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled against the Cincinnati Reds in recent years.  But in 2018, the Bucs have played well against their N.L. Central foes…and that trend continued on Tuesday night.  Pittsburgh provided starter Joe Musgrove with plenty of run support, as they earned comfortable 7-3 victory at PNC Park.

Musgrove pitched well for the Pirates, giving up two runs on five hits with eighth strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work.  Richard Rodriguez, Kyle Crick, and Felipe Vazquez pitched the final 2.2 innings in relief to close things out.

Francisco Cervelli gave the Pirates the lead in the bottom of the first with a single to score Adam Frazier.  They added three more runs in the bottom of the third on a two run double by Gregory Polanco and...

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Happy Labor Day, Pirates Win

The unofficial end of summer is Labor Day and it also means that baseball season is coming to a close.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are beginning to evaluate talent for 2019 by expanding the roster and playing guys who have spent most of the season on the bench or in the minors.  Today they opened up a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park with a 5-1 victory.

Trevor Williams has been on fire as of late and that trend continued today.  He worked 6.2 innings giving up five hits to go with four strikeouts and one walk.  His ERA would drop to 3.15 and the offense did the job to get him a W today.  Richard Rodriguez would collect the final out of the seventh, before giving way to Kyle Crick in the eighth.  Crick gave up one run on two hits with one strikeout.  Keone Kela t...

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Reds Hand Pirates Fourth Straight Loss

After a disappointing weekend series against the San Diego Padres, the Pittsburgh Pirates hit the road for a quick three game trip against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.  The Bucs have faired well against their division so far this season.  Unfortunately, that trend did not continue tonight, as the Reds handed the Pirates their fourth straight loss with a 7-2 beatdown.

Jameson Taillon struggled for Pittsburgh tonight, giving up six runs on eight hits in six innings of work.  George Kontos and Tyler Glasnow each pitched an inning of relief.

The Reds took a quick 2-0 lead on a pair of run scoring doubles by Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez...

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Pirates Finish Road Trip 1-8

It appears that the Pittsburgh Pirates have zoned out on what is left of the 2017 season.  For proof of that look no further than their being swept by the Cincinnati Reds.  Cincinnati has dominated Pittsburgh all season, so while the loss is not a surprise, it just shows that this Pirates team has no heart to finish the remainder of the season on a high note.

Gerrit Cole pitched well through the first five innings today, but hit a wall in the sixth.  Cole would give up four runs on three hits, with six strikeouts and four walks.  Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett would each hit two run homers to send Cole to the showers.  Daniel Hudson would finish off the inning, but not before he allowed a RBI triple to Tucker Barnhart.

Jack Leathersich would pitch the seventh inning, striking out ...

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Reds Beat Nova, Pirates 2-1

After skipping his last start in the rotation, the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the ball to Ivan Nova this afternoon in the second game of their three game weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.  Nova has struggled mightily since the All Star Break, and despite a vastly improved start tonight, the Bucs still dropped another game to their N.L. Central foes by a 2-1 score.

Nova pitched well tonight, giving up two runs on three hits in 6.1 innings, but he was outpitched by his mound opponent.  Sal Romano improved to 5-6 on the season, giving up five hits and striking out six in eight innings.

After a pitchers’ duel took the game into the seventh inning, the Reds scored a pair of runs which would be enough to lift the team to victory.  A solo homerun by Jesse ...

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Reds Beat Cole, Bucs 7-3

It’s becoming extremely difficult to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The downward spiral of the 2017 season continued tonight for the Bucs, who fell to the Cincinnati Reds by a 7-3 score at PNC Park.

Gerrit Cole made the start for Pittsburgh tonight against Luis Castillo for the Reds.  After pitching a shutout last weekend against Cincinnati, Cole struggled tonight, giving up five runs on six hits in six innings.  Castillo only made it through four innings, giving up two runs on three hits.

Things started out poorly for Cole and the Pirates immediately.  Billy Hamilton led off with a single, stole second, and advanced to third on a throwing error by Chris Stewart.  After Zack Cozart walked, Joey Votto doubled off the wall to score the game’s first run.  Adam Duvall’s two run dou...

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Pirates Hold On For Series Win Over Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up a three game road series with the Cincinnati Reds today and in the process, took two of three from Cincinnati.  That is no small feat, considering all of the struggles that Pittsburgh has had with the Reds this year.  Jameson Taillon was not at his best today, but the offense came through enough times to lead the way to a 5-2 victory.

Taillon would only last four innings today and give up two runs, one earned, on five hits, to go with four walks and four strikeouts.  A sac fly in the second by Scott Schebler scored Scooter Gennett to give Cincinnati a 1-0 lead.  Gennett would score Zack Cozart in the fifth inning for their only other run of the game.

The Buccos offense would finally strike in the fourth when John Jaso drove in two runs with a double to...

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Pirates Falter In Series Loss To Reds

It is a little over a week into the 2017 season and the two biggest takeaways so far are a lack of offense and inconsistent pitching from the Pittsburgh Pirates.  That theme continued tonight in a 6-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.  While the starting pitching was good enough to keep them in the game, the bullpen was lackluster and the bats never found a rhythm.

Jameson Taillon started the rain delayed game and threw six innings.  He allowed two runs on four hits, while walking one and striking out four.  While his stuff wasn’t as sharp as it was during his first start, it was good enough to keep the Pirates hanging around.  Juan Nicasio was summoned to pitch the seventh and he allowed one run in his inning of work to go with one strikeout and two hits.  Trevor Williams pitched the f...

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Glasnow Struggles, Pirates Lose 7-1

After a three-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves this past weekend at PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their home stand against the Cincinnati Reds.  While things seemed to go their way when it mattered most over the weekend, tonight was the total opposite.  The Bucs fell behind early and couldn’t muster a comeback, as they fell to the Reds by a score of 6-1.

Tyler Glasnow made his first start of the season for Pittsburgh, and struggled from the onset.  He gave up five runs on four hits with five walks, only lasting 1.2 innings.  Wade LeBlanc came in and pitched 5.1 innings of much needed relief, giving up just one run on one hit.

Brandon Finnegan started for the Reds and also struggled with his control, but was able to limit the damage, aided by some missed opportunit...

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Pirates Falter In Loss To Brewers

In order for the Pittsburgh Pirates to keep their slim playoff chances alive, they need help on the outside, and have to win every night.  Their 3-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers tonight took the wind out of their sails after winning six out of their last seven games.  Pittsburgh must now do a little scoreboard watching to see where they stand prior to their final home stand of the season.

Milwaukee was able to get to Pirates starter Ryan Vogelsong early in the game.  Scooter Gennett lifted a two run home run to deep left center field to score Jonathan Villar.  Vogelsong continued the trend of starters not pitching deep into games, as he was sent to the bench after four innings of work.  He would end up allowing two runs on two hits to go with seven strikeouts and two walks...

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