The Pirates first long road trip of the season sure had its ups-and-downs as the Pirates were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers and headed to Chicago where they won the first two games of the series and then lost by three touchdowns on Saturday. After all of that, the Pirates managed to win the seriesContinue reading “Pirates End Road Trip with Huge 4-3 Win over Cubs”
The Pirates entered today’s contest against the Cubs fresh off the home opener that saw them only post one run and waste a solid pitching performance against the weakest version of the Cubs lineup.
Bucs drop home opener 2-1 to Cubs as solo shots provided all the scoring.
10-1-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Last night versus a dismantled Chicago Cubs lineup-one without Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant-the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their 100th game in the 2021 season; the 9th of its kind in their 140 year franchise history, and the first since 2010. Now, it’s not likeContinue reading “Pirates Put An Exclamation Point On Their 100 Loss Season”
No matter what happened, no matter who did what, this game was always going to be about the few innings the Pirates brass allowed Roansy Contreras to pitch as he made his Pirates debut, at PNC Park no less.
9-29-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) I’ve written and said almost everything I possibly could about the journey of Mitch Keller; from former top prospect in all of Major League Baseball to polarizing starter for your Pittsburgh Pirates. At the end of 2020 when Keller went on his 11 inning no-hit streak,Continue reading “Pirates Win After An Appearance From The So-Called Bad Mitch Keller”
9-5-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Immediately after Pirates lost their third game in a row to Cubs at Wrigley Field, on a BS call I might add, Pittsburgh Manager Derek Shelton was required to address the question as to why the team’s most effective reliever, David Bednar, did not pitch inContinue reading “Shelton Can’t Win, And Neither Can The Pirates”
Two games with nice comebacks only to fail to secure a win. Those smart no matter where you are in the standings.
9-3-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Heading into last night’s game I was already dreading the game recap that would follow due to Mitch Keller’s start being pushed back a day, making it fall right in line with mine and Gary’s little rotation. Since being recalled from his demotion to Triple-A IndianapolisContinue reading “The Pirates Ran The Gamut Against The Cubs. Keller, Not Kuhl And A Difo Drop”
Symbolism and baseball go hand in hand. Maybe that’s why I’ve found some success writing about it, I’m a metaphor junkie and baseball provides ample opportunity to put that on display.