9-22-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Obviously the main goal for the Pittsburgh Pirates going into last night’s matchup with the Cincinnati Reds was to win; and by doing so, attempt to prevent one of their most hated division rivals from making the postseason, in what has been a pretty highly contestedContinue reading “Mitch Keller Battles Through Pirates Win Over Cincinnati”
Yes tonight the Pirates bullpen looked like the United States trying to win the war on drugs. You know, they did their best but a whole bunch leaked in anyway.
9-16-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Alright, let’s get this over with. As the Pirates fell to Reds this afternoon by a score of 1 to 0, they also failed to get a sweep for the first time this season. They are now 0-14 in sweep attempts, which actually shouldn’t be allContinue reading “The Pirates Bullpen Dominates, But It Wasn’t Enough For The Win”
Before I type one word about the game tonight, Roberto Clemente Night is at the very least something that appears to be sticking around, and I love it.
9-15-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) In every other Major League Baseball season, prior to the pandemic shortened one in 2020, September games seemed like they were filled with overflowing bullpens-lined with arms eager to prove themselves after having spent all summer on buses traveling all over God’s Green Earth-and batters onContinue reading “The Pirates Pen Stumbles, But Holds On For The Win”
Before this contest the Pirates made a flurry of roster moves. Some expected, some a bit more surprising.
We were getting to the point in the Reds-Pirates series that rooting for simply not getting blown out seemed like a more achievable goal than a win. A pitchers dual wasn’t on my menu though.
There are nights when nothing goes right. For the Pirates so far this season that’s been the case in every matchup with the Reds. Pitching, hitting, hey name an aspect, it probably failed in some way.
We’ll get back to more of what went wrong but let’s backtrack just a bit, all the way back to Spring Training.
At some point the Pirates need to put it all together in one game, tonight was not that night. The bats have been a few big swings away from doing nothing for two games straight now while the pitching has kept them in just about every contest.