For the first time since 2019 the Pittsburgh Pirates played in front of fans at PNC Park. With attendance around 8,000 people it may have felt more like a Wednesday afternoon game in August. Either way the result was the same as it has been for the vast majority of the season, a loss. This one turned out being a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs to open up a three game series.
Tyler Anderson made the start today for Pittsburgh and was able to work through 5.1 innings. He would give up three runs on ten hits to go with five strikeouts. That line isn’t great, but for the Pirates it is great compared to some of the starts they have had this season. Kris Bryant started the scoring for Chicago with a solo home run in the first...
For the second game in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff was overwhelmed by the Cincinnati Reds’ offense. The result this afternoon was an 11-4 route at Great American Ballpark. With the victory, the Reds completed the three game series sweep of the Bucs.
After winning the opening game of the season, the Pirates have now lost five straight and are in a freefall. They managed to score four runs today, but those came in the ninth inning when the game had already been decided. Overall, it was a dominant performance this week for the Reds over the Bucs.
Chad Kuhl started for Pittsburgh was ineffective, giving up five runs (four earned) on two hits with five walks in four innings...
If starting pitching is the key to a team’s success over the course of a 162 game schedule, then the Pittsburgh Pirates area headed to a long season. Through their first four games of the season no starter was overly impressive and tonight he were downright horrible. Trevor Cahill made his first start in a Pittsburgh uniform and I’m sure that many fans hope it is his last.
Cahill would pitch four innings and during that time he would allow seven runs on nine hits to go with four strikeouts. The only positive thing is that he didn’t walk anyone during that time. The bullpen was once again tasked to eat innings and that didn’t go smoothly either. Clay Holmes collected only one out, but did allow five runs on three hits with two walks. He was replaced by Duane Underwood Jr.,...
After winning the season opener against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates have now lost three straight games. This, after a 5-3 defeat against the Cincinnati Reds in the first of a three game series at Great American Ballpark.
JT Brubaker started for Pittsburgh, giving up one run on three hits with four walks and six strikeouts in his four innings of work. The Reds sent Jose De Leon to the mound, who gave up two runs on three hits with nine strikeouts in his five innings of work.
The Pirates got off to a hot start tonight with the bats, hitting two solo homeruns in the top of the first inning to snag the early lead. Phillip Evans hit a solo blast to get the Bucs on the board, and Colin Moran later doubled their lead with a solo shot of his own.
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 ...
After hitting a homerun to open up the 2021 season on Thursday, Ke’Bryan Hayes left this afternoon’s game against the Chicago Cubs with left wrist discomfort. The Pittsburgh Pirates also lost their first game of the season, a 5-1 decision at Wrigley Field.
Tyler Anderson took the mound for the Pirates today against Jake Arrieta for Chicago. After giving up an early run, Arrieta settled in and pitched well, giving up one run on six hits in six innings of work. Anderson battled through five innings, giving up three runs on five hits while suffering the loss.
Pittsburgh scored the game’s first run on an RBI single by Kevin Newman in the first inning, scoring Hayes. That would be the only run the Bucs would score on the day.
A single by Jake Marisnick in the second inning t...
While expectations may not be high for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2021 season, Opening Day is always a day of hope. After a condensed 2020 season, the 162-game season began today for 26 Major League Baseball teams and Pittsburgh would open up on the road against the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates led from start and would use a strong outing from the bullpen to hold on to a 5-3 victory.
The scoring began with a 380 ft. two run home run by Ke’Bryan Hayes. Hayes is thought to be a contender for the National League Rookie of the Year, and if he keeps swinging a hot bat those expectations will continue to rise. Chicago would answer with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning on a Joc Pederson sac fly to left.
Adam Frazier got that run back when he hit an RBI single t...
The 2020 Major League Baseball season may have been shortened, but it felt extra-long at time for fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It all came to an end today after Pittsburgh lost to the Cleveland Indians 8-6. While there were some glimpses of hope, there is definitely work that needs to be done before anyone feels comfortable calling this team a contender any time soon.
JT Brubaker made the start for the Pirates today and pitched five innings. During that time, he allowed five runs on seven hits to go with three strikeouts and two walks. All five of those runs came via the home run. A two-run homer by Carlos Santana in the third inning tied the game at two, while a three-run home run by Franmil Reyes in the sixth got Cleveland back to within a run.
The Buccos got the scoring s...
Joe Musgrove threw seven shutout innings and Ke’Bryan Hayes had five hits to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-0 lead over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
After a horrible start to the season, Musgrove has finished up strong in 2020, giving up just three hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters in his seven innings, earning his first victory of the year and lowering his ERA to 3.86.
As for Hayes, he continues to impress in his short stint in the majors so far. He went 5-5 with three runs scored on Saturday night, improving his average to .370 for the season.
Pittsburgh took the lead in the first inning on a RBI single by Colin Moran. A solo homerun by Jose Osuna in the second made it 2-0, and a single by Josh Bell and a two run homerun by Bryan Reynolds put t...
Tonight, marked the final weekend of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. While this year hasn’t gone well for the Pittsburgh Pirates, they had been playing better baseball coming into tonight. That fact would carry over through the first eight innings of this game with the Cleveland Indians, but Cleveland would plate three ninth inning runs to cap off a 4-3 victory.
Mitch Keller started the game for Pittsburgh and had a no hitter going through five innings when he was pulled from the game. He was pulled because of a high pitch count, which mostly came from walking eight batters and striking out three. The one earned run he allowed tonight came with the bases loaded and Francisco Lindor scoring on a Carlos Santana double play.
Nik Turley kept the no hitter going in the sixth...