Starter gets through 4 or 5, bullpen keeps it close, hitting takes advantage of the opposition bullpen. This is the Pirates recipe for success, and today it was the recipe for fully coming back from a 1-6 start to an 11-11, .500 record.
If you love pitching and defense, with a hint of attention seeking umpiring, man, what a game this was for you.
As the series with the Cubs ended and the one against the Twins began there wasn’t much to be positive about. The Pirates pitchers were dropping left and right to injuries and the bats were silent, except for some late inning heroics that ultimately fell short. The negatives were abundantly clear and every Yinzer withContinue reading “Yinzer Reactions: The Good And The Bad Of The Pirates Series Versus The Twins”
Entering the day, the Pirates found themselves in danger of being swept by the Twins in a 4 game home-and-home series and extending their current losing streak to 8 games. During their current skid the Pirates have utilized any method you can think of to lose games and possibly even invented some new ways inContinue reading “Walk Off Win. Pirates Fight Their Way To Victory.”
On Monday night, up until the bottom of the 6th inning the Pirates seemed to have everything firing exactly the way they wanted it to; Cole Tucker homered to lead off the game, base knocks were bringing in runners and Derek Holland had it in cruise control. Then everything began to fail and what lookedContinue reading “Musgrove Gets Touched Up Early and The Pirates Fail To Rebound”