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Offense Struggles, Pirates Lose 3-0

With an 8-4 victory last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a winning season.  This afternoon, they couldn’t plate a run, as the Cincinnati Reds won second game of this three game weekend series by a 3-0 score.

Just as Trevor Williams failed to record his 15th victory of the season earlier this wek, Jameson Taillon also couldn’t finish the job either.  He took the loss today, giving up three runs on seven hits through six innings.  His mound opponent, Michael Lorenzen, gave up five hits and two walks in 5.2 innings to earn a victory.

The Bucs managed just six hits today, with no players tallying multiple hits.  Jung-Ho Kang got the start today at third base, and had one hit.

The Reds scored the game’s first run in bottom of the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Jose Peraza, scoring Billy Hamilton.  A solo homerun by Eugenio Suarez, his 34th of the season, increased the lead to 2-0, and Lorenzen’s single made it 3-0 after four innings.  Cincinnati held the Bucs’ bats in check throughout the day.

This was a tough game to watch for Pirates’ fans, but they still have a chance to finish out the season with a series victory.  Clay Holmes will get the start for Pittsburgh tomorrow against Sal Romano for Cincinnati.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:10pm.

Record vs. Reds: 13-5

Record vs. N.L. Central: 42-33

Record on the Road: 37-43

Overall Record: 81-79



As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!

Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor