Four Playoff Teams Doesn’t Describe the Pirates Division

We watched them all season, probably with even more attention than usual because there were no West Coast trips or requisite swings to the North-East. The NL Central wasn’t an impressive place, but they still managed four playoff spots.

Pirates Bullpen Wastes Another Quality Start

Following another disappointing loss on Saturday evening the Pirates took the field, a little later than originally scheduled, to finish off their five game series with the Cardinals. Having dropped three in a row and eleven of their last twelve. Pittsburgh is obviously out of any playoff contention, but there are always some benefits toContinue reading “Pirates Bullpen Wastes Another Quality Start”

Pirates Future Shines Bright, Can’t Escape Specter of the Present and Fall 5-4 to the Cards

When you get to this point in a season slipping into hopelessness is all too easy. Things that looked promising start to look like land mines and part of you gets angry when that guy you want gone does something well.

The Pirates Fall Twice In 14 Innings

Last night the Pirates snapped their eight game losing streak with an impressive 5-1 victory; with some strong performances from two somewhat unlikely sources, Steven Brault and Gregory Polanco . Brault went the distance for the first complete game of his career, allowing only one run on two hits and Polanco put the Pirates upContinue reading “The Pirates Fall Twice In 14 Innings”

Brault Goes The Distance In A 5-1 Win Over St. Louis

Coming off a four game series sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds, the Pirates return to the friendly confines of PNC for a five game set against another division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of the time, at this point in the season, cellar dwellers like the Pirates are trying to playContinue reading “Brault Goes The Distance In A 5-1 Win Over St. Louis”

Kuhl, Ponce, Power Pirates to Sweep of Double Header in St. Louis

In game one the Pirates sent Chad Kuhl to the mound. The lineup featured the return of Kevin Newman and the MLB debut for Will Craig. The Cards trotted their normal lineup out and started Kwang-Hyun Kim the lefty.

The Long Ball Sinks The Pirates On Opening Day

Jack Flaherty threw a 94 mph fastball straight down the middle to Kevin Newman and the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 season was underway. Flaherty went on to retire the first nine Buccos in a row before giving up a lead of single to Newman in the bottom of the 4th. He looked in mid-season form; paintingContinue reading “The Long Ball Sinks The Pirates On Opening Day”

Opening Day Has Arrived: 2020 Pirate Projections and A Little Cardinals Preview

Anytime the Pirates have been competitive in recent memory, it seems like it has always been the St. Louis Cardinals standing in their way. For three straight seasons (2013-15) it was the team from the Gateway City that kept the Pirates from a NL Central Division Title, which could have let them avoid the WildContinue reading “Opening Day Has Arrived: 2020 Pirate Projections and A Little Cardinals Preview”