Pitchers’ Duel and Backyard Brawl As Bucs Defeat White Sox 1-0: (6-3)

Under the cloud of The injury to Oneil Cruz, the Pirates win the series against the White Sox.

Early Inning Pitching Struggles Sink Pirates (5-3)

4/8/23- By Craig W. Toth – @BucsBasement on Twitter Our guy Vinny did not have the revenge game, he may have imagined against the Chicago White Sox today. Through the first two innings. he allowed one run; while hitting most of his spots. Early on he generated whiffs, and was in command of most counts.Continue reading “Early Inning Pitching Struggles Sink Pirates (5-3)”

The Rebuilding Pirates Drop The First Of Two Against The Rebuilt White Sox

9-1-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the midst of a full on rebuild as the enter what will be the final month of the season, aside from the three games they get to play in Buctober. After last night’s defeat at the hands of the hard hittingContinue reading “The Rebuilding Pirates Drop The First Of Two Against The Rebuilt White Sox”

Pirates Drop Second Game To The White Sox As I Return To PNC Park

Yesterday’s Pirates-White Sox matchup marked 1 year 8 months and 26 days since I walked into PNC Park to watch a baseball game; and understandably I didn’t know exactly how my mind was going to react to being back to a place, as well as a situation, I have experienced hundreds of times over theContinue reading “Pirates Drop Second Game To The White Sox As I Return To PNC Park”

Pirates Battle Back To Beat My Second Favorite Team In The First Of Two

Back in the day, when me and my friends had to crowd around the 19 inch TV in my bedroom to play video games, there was really only one rule-you couldn’t play against another person with a hometown team. This went for Tecmo Super Bowl, RBI Baseball 1 through 3 and eventually NHL 94 whenContinue reading “Pirates Battle Back To Beat My Second Favorite Team In The First Of Two”

Same Pirates Coaching, Largely Same Players, Why Are Some Expecting Different Results?

I mean, that’s at least a stylized definition of insanity, right? I should clarify, I’m someone expecting different results, so I can at least tell you why I think there is room to expect better. Keep in mind, I’m not talking a ton better, but improvement should be the goal and I think it’s attainable.

Not a Great One on Roberto’s Night – Pirates Lose 8-1 to the Pale Hose

A night like tonight was wasted on the emptiness of the ball park. Touching moments like Gregory Polanco kneeling between the giant 2 and 1 in right field and saying a little prayer. Players lining up clad in their nameless uniforms with 21 blazed on the back. Even the video tribute was lost in translation a bit.

Pirates Walk Off Again To Stun Red Hot White Sox

The last time the Pirates faced off against the White Sox two weeks ago they were no-hit by Lucas Giolito in the first game and blown out in the second by a score of 10-3 as Trevor Williams allowed 8 runs on 9 hits, three of them being home runs, in 6 innings of work.Continue reading “Pirates Walk Off Again To Stun Red Hot White Sox”

Lucas Giolito No-Hits Pirates

Following the weekend sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers and a rare scheduled off day, the Pirates took a trip to the South Side of Chicago to begin a quick two games series with the White Sox. On the mound for the 7-17 Pittsburgh Pirates was the lefty Steven Brault, who on the season had postedContinue reading “Lucas Giolito No-Hits Pirates”