by Zane Heiple
|Photo by AP|
After being in the running for the division crown throughout the first four months of the season, fans could see the hopes of a plus .500 season slip out of the Pittsburgh Pirates grasp with their awful 8-22 run during the month of August. Today’s 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals clinched that 19th straight losing season to extend the North American record.
The Buccos were able to tie the game in the third inning. After Michael McKenry double, Alex Presley would hit a one out RBI double. Unfortunately Neil Walker would ground out and then Andrew McCutchen would strike out to leave Presley at third base. The fourth inning saw the Red Birds score the winning run, as Yadier Molina would double home Lance Berkman and Allen Craig. Pittsburgh cut into the lead in the sixth inning as Lee would double home Presley.
While it is depressing to see another season come and go with the Pirates continuing to lose. There have been some upsides to this season, which we will talk about in two weeks. The Buccos wrapped up this nine game home stand with a 3-6 record. They will now hit the road for seven games starting tomorrow night with a four game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ross Ohlendorf will take on Dana Eveland with first pitch scheduled for 10:10pm.
Record vs. N.L. Central: 36-38
Record at PNC Park: 34-44
Overall Record: 67-82
Let’s Go Bucs!!!