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Pirates Win Final Home Game, Beat Cubs 7-0

While it has been a disastrous season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, they finished the home schedule on a high note – a 7-0 blowout victory over the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.

Chad Kuhl started for Pittsburgh and was dominant on the mound this afternoon.  He gave up just two hits and three walks in seven innings of work.  He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before a double off the wall by Anthony Rizzo.  Still, it was a tremendous way for Kuhl to finish off his 2020 campaign.

The Pirates used the long ball to take control of this baseball game.  A solo homerun in each of the first three innings put the Bucs in front.  Colin Moran’s solo homer in the first scored the game’s first run, followed by dingers from Bryan Reynolds and Adam Frazier.

A single by Frazier in the four...

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Pirates Blown Out, Swept By Royals

The quest for the number one draft pick continues to roll on for the Pittsburgh Pirates and up to this point the journey has been a successful one.  Today they were crushed by the Kansas City Royals by the final of 11-0.  The loss also gave Kansas City a sweep of Pittsburgh in this three-game series.

Chad Kuhl started for the Pirates today, and in what has become a trend with the rotation the past couple weeks, was terrible.  Kuhl allowed nine runs on four hits, with six walks and five strikeouts in just 2.1 innings of work.  I don’t know what the plans are for the starting rotation in 2021, but Kuhl can not be a figure that anyone would be excited to see in that rotation.

The Royals countered with Brad Keller...

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Royals Beat Williams, Pirates 7-4

Trevor Williams was roughed up on the mound as the Kansas City Royals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 in the second game of their weekend series.

Williams fell to 1-7 on the season, giving up six runs on ten hits in five innings of work.  The bullpen pitched relatively effectively for the final four innings of the game, but the damage had already been done.

The Royals used a total of six pitchers on the night, including starter Carlos Hernandez, who lasted 3 innings, as well as Kyle Zimmer, who earned his first MLB win.

A solo homerun by Whit Merrifield in the bottom of the first gave the Royals a 1-0 lead, but the Pirates answered with a pair of solo homeruns, one from Josh Bell and one from Bryan Reynolds, in the top of the second.  After Adam Frazier homered in the top of the ...

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Pirates Walk Off, Beat Reds 3-2

The Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds and earn a series split at PNC Park this afternoon.

Despite the horrific 2020 season, the Pirates have actually held their own against their N.L. Central division opponents, including the Reds, and after today’s victory, they are 3-3 on the year against them.

Chad Kuhl started for Pittsburgh today, giving up two runs on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts in three innings of work.  The two teams combined to use 11 pitchers, including Richard Rodriguez for the Bucs, who earned his first victory of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

A two-run homerun by Nick Castellanos in the top of the third inning scored Joey Votto to give the Reds a 2-0 lead...

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Cubs Spoil Hayes’ Debut, Beat Bucs 8-7

Tuesday night marked the highly anticipated MLB debut of Ke’Bryan Hayes, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rookie third baseman.  In an otherwise dismal season for this club, the series opener against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park brought some hope to a fanbase that the young prospect can turn into a star.  Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, the Cubs overcame a rally and a rain delay to hold on for an 8-7 victory.

Hayes delivered in his debut, however, going 2-5 with a homerun and a double.  His first homerun in the majors came after a rain delay on the third pitch of the at-bat in the bottom of the eighth inning.  All in all, it was an encouraging performance and one that will hopefully spark a strong final month of the season.

Chad Kuhl started for the Bucs on the mound, giving up four runs (...

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Pirates Take Game One, Beat Cardinals 4-3

Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings, and thanks to a three run eighth inning, the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Kuhl pitched well on the mound today, giving up one run on four hits with four walks in six innings of work.  His mound opponent, Kwang Hyun Kim, was solid as well, giving up one unearned run on three hits in six innings.

Pittsburgh took the lead in the top of the fourth inning on a RBI single by Jacob Stallings.  A solo homerun by Yadier Molina in the bottom of the fifth tied the game, 1-1.

The Pirates scored three runs in the eighth inning, and as it turned out, they needed every one of them.  Cole Tucker’s single scored Jarrod Dyson to give the Bucs the lead.  A single by Bryan Reynolds scored Tucker to m...

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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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Reds Use Longball To Down Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds were back in action at Great American Ballpark Friday night, and Cincinnati got the best of Pittsburgh in game two of this four game series.  The Reds would use three home runs and a solid outing from starter Sonny Gray to pick up an 8-1 victory.

Gray worked 6.2 innings and allowed one run on five hits with ten strikeouts and one walk.  That lone run came in the fourth when Bryan Reynolds hit a 395 ft. homer to deep right center.  Nate Jones collected the final out of the seventh, before Tyler Thornburg worked the final two innings striking out three Pirates in the process.

Chad Kuhl had his first non-piggybacked start of 2020 tonight.  He pitched through five innings and allowed three runs on four hits with six strikeouts and one walk...

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Tigers Complete Sweep Of Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers wrapped up their 2020 season series this afternoon at PNC Park.  Unlike the first two games of the series, this game was short on runs and pitching was very good from both sides.  In the end it was Detroit who pushed the go ahead run across the plate in the eighth inning to win 2-1 and finish off the sweep.

Steven Brault made the start for Pittsburgh today after not recording an out on Friday on the backside of piggybacking with Chad Kuhl.  In two innings he gave up a walk and struck out one batter.  Though a short outing, hopefully it got the bad taste out of his mouth.  Chris Stratton worked the next three innings and allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts.  That run came on an Austin Romine RBI single to left center.

The Pirates...

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Pirates Bullpen Struggles Continue

One day after ending a seven-game losing streak, the Pittsburgh Pirates welcomed the Detroit Tigers to PNC Park to begin a three-game series.  If tonight’s action was a preview of what the next two games of this series will be, prepare for plenty of offense and lots of calls to the bullpen.  Game one did not go Pittsburgh’s way, as they dropped a 17-13 contest to Detroit in eleven innings.

Chad Kuhl made his first start of the season and was solid over his four innings of work.  He allowed one run on one hit with zero walks and seven strikeouts.  He has been piggybacking with Steven Brault this year, so Brault would enter the game in the fifth and not even record an out.  His final line was four earned runs allowed on three hits with three walks.

Erik Gonzalez had a huge night for...

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