It was another night and another loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Saturday night they would be shutout by the Philadelphia Phillies and lose by the final of 6-0. It was another poor start from the starter and a lackluster performance by the offense. Pittsburgh has not shown much life in any area of the game during this latest losing streak.
Tyler Beede lasted only three innings and gave up all six runs during that time. Those runs came on five hits, as Beede struck out five and walked three. J.T. Realmuto cleared the bases with a double to left in the first inning. Rhys Hoskins added a run in the second with a single to right center. Kyle Schwarber scored the final run of the second when Alec Bohm grounded out to third. A solo home run by Nick Castellanos gave Philadelphia their final run of the evening.
Phillies start Kyle Gibson worked seven innings and allowed six hits. He would strike out nine and walk just one. Sam Conrad pitched the eighth, walking and striking out one batter, before giving way to Nick Nelson in the ninth. Nelson would strikeout two of the three batters he faced. Greg Allen was the only Bucco to record more than one hit, with two.
No complaints about how the Pirates bullpen fared tonight. They kept the Philadelphia bats in check over the final five innings. It started with Chase De Jong who allowed two hits, gave up two walks, and struck out two batters over three innings on the mound. Eric Stout pitched a scoreless seventh, with two strikeouts. Cam Vieaux faced four batters in the eighth and struck out three of them.
Pittsburgh was outhit tonight 7-6 and committed one error on defense. The starting pitching the last two nights has been awful and shows an area that needs much improvement prior to the 2023 season. The Pirates will now try to avoid being swept on the season by the Phillies tomorrow afternoon at 1:35pm. Scheduled starters are Roansy Contreras for Pittsburgh and Noah Syndergaard for Philadelphia.
Record vs. Phillies: 0-6
Record vs. N.L. East: 7-20
Record on the Road: 21-43
Overall Record: 47-79
Let’s Go Bucs!