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Pirates Close Season With 3-1 Loss To Reds

It was an emotional day at PNC Park.  Steve Blass was stepping into retirement, Clint Hurdle was relieved of his duties, and oh yeah, the Pittsburgh Pirates were playing their final game of the season.  Unfortunately for the Bucs, they ended the season with a whimper, falling 3-1 to the Cincinnati Reds.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, giving up two runs on five hits in seven innings.  He fell to 7-9 on the season, despite pitching a solid game.  The offense, unfortunately, didn’t provide much support on a day that the team really needed to win.

The Reds took the lead in the top of the second on a solo homerun by Aristides Aquino.  Brian O’Grady’s solo homerun in the fifth inning put them in front 2-0.  A sacrifice fly by Jose Osuna in the bottom of the sixth cut the lea...

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Brewers Complete Sweep, Beat Pirates 4-3

The Milwaukee Brewers completed a pivotal three game series sweep this afternoon at Miller Park, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 4-3 score.

With the victory, the Brewers hold a commanding four game lead for the final Wild Card spot over the Chicago Cubs and are just three games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the N.L. Central.

Meanwhile, the Pirates are 26 games under .500, have lost nine of their last ten games, and hold the second worst record in the National League.

Trevor Williams fell to 7-8 on the season, giving up two runs on three hits in five innings.  A solo homerun by Orlando Arcia in the second gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead, and a homerun by Eric Thames in the fourth and then a two run bomb in the sixth, his 22nd and 23rd of the season, made it 4-0.

The Pirates tried to r...

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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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Pirates Rally In Ninth, Beat Giants 6-4

After a disappointing home stand, the Pittsburgh Pirates headed out west for the first of a four game series against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.  After trailing for the majority of the game, the Bucs rallied in the ninth inning, stealing a 6-4 victory to kick off the road trip.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, giving up four runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings, while his mound opponent, Madison Bumgarner, gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings.  Richard Rodriguez earned the victory by pitching a scoreless eighth inning, and Felipe Vazquez earned his 26th save of the season by shutting things down in the ninth.

A single by Evan Longoria in the bottom of the first put the Giants in front, 1-0.  Jacob Stallings’ solo homerun in the top of the fifth tied the game...

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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 Score Seven First Inning Runs, Beat Rockies 11-8

Entering this four game series against the Colorado Rockies, it was anticipated that a lot of runs would be scored.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have an explosive offense, as do the Rockies, setting up for what is expected to be a fun weekend.  The first game of this series did not disappoint from an offensive standpoint, as the Bucs beat the Rockies 11-8 in a wild one on Thursday.

The teams combined for 19 runs on 27 hits, with the starting pitchers, Trevor Williams for Pittsburgh and Chi Chi Gonzalez for Colorado, suffering the consequences.  Williams did earn the victory (7-6), battling his way through seven innings, giving up three runs on seven hits.  Gonzalez, on the other hand, struggled mightily, giving up seven runs on seven hits without even making it out of the first inning.

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Pirates Pound Reds 14-0

Football season is among us and the Pittsburgh Pirates got into the spirit by putting up two touchdowns in a 14-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds tonight.  Pittsburgh used two home runs and a stellar start from Trevor Williams to dominate Cincinnati.  The only thing uglier than the Reds performance may have been the dreadful “Players Weekend” jerseys.

Williams worked a strong six innings tonight, allowing three hits with three strikeouts and one walk.  He has dominated Cincinnati during his career and that didn’t change this evening.  The Pirates bullpen also pitched well in three innings of relief.  Richard Rodriguez, Kyle Crick, and Parker Markel each worked an inning and combined to give up four hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

The Buccos offense came to life in the ...

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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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Nationals Rout Williams, Pirates 13-0

After a disappointing performance at the Little League Classic on Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned to PNC Park to open up a four game series against the Washington Nationals.  It was another ugly loss for the Bucs on Monday, as they were embarrassed by the Nationals 13-0.

Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, lasting two innings and giving up eight runs (six earned) on six hits and three walks.  He fell to 5-6 on the year with a 5.65 ERA.  Montana DuRapau pitched a couple innings and didn’t do much better, giving up three runs on four hits.  The rest of the bullpen combined to pitch five scoreless innings, but the damage had already been done.

The Nationals’ offense put on a show, with four different batters having multi-hit games.  Juan Soto led the way with four h...

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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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