Pirates Lose Series To Cubs, Hayes To IL

It was not a Happy Easter for the Pittsburgh Pirates or their fan base today.  Prior to the game it was announced that starting third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist injury.  He was replaced on the roster by Wilmer Difo.  Pitcher Tyler Bashlor was then designated for assignment to make room for Difo on the 40-man roster.

After all that took place there was still a game to be played. The Chicago Cubs jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back, as they took the rubber match of this series from Pittsburgh by the final of 4-3.  The Pirates downfall for this game came from another short outing by a starter and the inability to come up with a clutch hit from one of their veteran bats.

Mitch Keller made his first start of the season ...

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Brewers Defeat Pirates For Series Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers wrapped up their four-game series from Miller Park tonight, where Pittsburgh was looking to leave town with a series split.  Milwaukee had other plans though, as they capitalized on two Pirates errors to pick a 6-5 victory and earn a 3-1 series win.  This was a big series for the Brewers as they hover around the .500 mark and look to secure a possible wild card spot.

Milwaukee jumped out in front in the second when Eric Sogard hit an infield single to plate Ben Gamel.  A throwing error by Kevin Newman on that play allowed Jedd Gyorko to score.  The Buccos tied it up in the third on a two-run home run by Erik Gonzalez that traveled 360ft...

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Bell, Polanco Power Bucs Past Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates got back into the win column on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a pair of homeruns and some strong pitching, beating the Milwaukee Brewers by a 5-1 score at Miller Park.

Gregory Polanco’s solo homerun in the top of the second inning gave the Bucs the lead early, but Keston Hiura’s RBI single tied the game after three.

A two run homerun by Josh Bell, which hit the hood of a car in the parking lot, gave the Bucs a 3-1 lead.  After adding a run in the fifth, the Pirates added another insurance run in the seventh on a RBI single by Adam Frazier.  The bullpen held on for a 5-1 win.

Pittsburgh handed Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff his third loss of the season, as he gave up four runs on four hits with three walks in five innings.  Steven Brault started for th...

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Sogard Walks Off For Win Over Pirates

After an ugly loss on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered a tough loss on Saturday night.  This was a back and forth game all night, that saw them with the lead in the bottom of the ninth.  A two-run walk off home run by the Milwaukee Brewers sent Pittsburgh back to the clubhouse with a second straight loss at Miller Park.

The Pirates jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Josh Bell hit a sac fly to right to bring home Cole Tucker.  Milwaukee bounced back in the bottom half of the inning when Christian Yelich crushed a solo homer to deep right field.  The Brewers then took the lead in the second on a bases loaded walk drawn by Luis Urias.

Jacob Stallings kept swinging a hot bat in the third when he brought Tucker around to score with a double to deep righ...

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Pirates Open Series With Blowout Loss To Brewers

Last weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three game series sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.  On Friday, the Brewers got some revenge, routing the Pirates by a 9-1 score at Miller Park.

Derek Holland was roughed up on Friday, giving up eighth runs on six hits and four walks in five innings of work.  It was not his finest performance on the mound, with his ERA ballooning to 7.62 on the season.

A solo homerun by Jedd Gyorko in the bottom of the first put the Brewers in front early.  They added three runs in the bottom of the third on a three run homerun by Ryan Braun.

A two run homer by Jacob Nottingham in the fourth and a two run double by Mark Mathias in the fifth made it an 8-0 blowout.  The Pirates’ lone run came off the bat of a solo homerun by JT Riddle in the top of ...

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Ponce Leads Pirates To Doubleheader Sweep Of Cardinals

Sweeping a doubleheader is never easy, but that is exactly what the Pittsburgh Pirates did today after winning game two against the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0.  The story of the game was a stellar pitching performance by Pittsburgh starter Cody Ponce, who picked up his first Major League win, and Nik Turley who earned his first career save this evening.

Ponce was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers last summer and got the nod in the nightcap of this doubleheader.  Ponce worked a strong 5.2 innings and allowed five hits while striking out and walking two batters.  He wasn’t in many jams tonight, but the few that occurred he handled well.  Geoff Hartlieb was brought in to collect the final out of the sixth inning.

The Pirates only needed one run tonight, but collected two in the third ...

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White Sox Blast Pirates To Complete Sweep

The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field this afternoon less than 24 hours after being no hit by Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito.  While they were able to collect some hits and runs today, the result was the same, as they dropped the second game of this two-game series by the final of 10-3.  Chicago jumped out front early and did not look back.

Trevor Williams made the start for Pittsburgh today, and though he lasted six innings it was far from his best work.  Williams allowed eight runs on nine hits to go with two walks and three strikeouts.  The run scoring started in the second when Luis Robert hit a sac fly to center.  Later in the inning Nomar Mazara hit an RBI single to left center.  The final two runs of the inning crossed the plate on a home run by Danny Mendick that poppe...

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Pirates Complete Sweep Of Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates came into today with an opportunity to do something they had not done since 2019, sweep a series.  After a nearly two-hour rain delay, Pittsburgh matched up with the Milwaukee Brewers for the third time this weekend and for the third time came away with a victory.  A two-run homer in the eighth lifted the Pirates to a 5-4 win.

The Buccos offense struck first when Adam Frazier hit an RBI single to right field to score Erik Gonzalez.  They would double that lead in the second on a Jarrod Dyson RBI single to left center field.  They would collect one more run off of Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes in the sixth on a Bryan Reynolds single to right center to bring around JT Riddle.

JT Brubaker made the start for Pittsburgh today...

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Pirates Win Consecutive Games, Beat Brewers 12-5

The Pittsburgh Pirates won their second game in a row for the first time in 2020, beating the Milwaukee Brewers by a 12-5 score at PNC Park.

Derek Holland earned his first victory of the season, giving up one run on four hits in five innings of work.  But the story was the offense for Pittsburgh today, tallying 14 hits on their way to a blowout win over their divisional foe.

A double by Colin Moran in the bottom of the first inning got the Bucs on the board, 1-0, and after the Brewers tied things up in the fourth, the Pirates went on a tear and broke the game wide open.  A two run homerun by Gregory Polanco in the fourth made it 3-1.  A solo homerun by Adam Frazier and a RBI double by Bryan Reynolds increased the lead to 5-1 after five, and Jacob Stallings’ two run bomb in the six...

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Breaking News: Pirates Win

A rare event in 2020 occurred tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates won a baseball game.  Yes, you read that right, Pittsburgh won a baseball game.  They opened a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night and took game one of the series 7-2.  It felt like a total team win tonight, as they got good pitching from their starter and bullpen, the offense came through with clutch hits, and the defense didn’t produce any errors.

Chad Kuhl picked up his first win of the season after pitching five innings, allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout and three walks.  That lone run came in the second inning on a Ben Gamel home run to deep right center.  That home run was countered in the bottom half of the inning when Bryan Reynolds hit a solo shot of his own off of Milwaukee sta...

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