The Pirates hung in there with the Cardinals, but Wil Crowe’s 3 runs in 5 innings was too much to overcome for this light hitting lineup, well, through 8 innings anyhow.
8-29-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) In a season where the Pirates are well on their way to 100 losses, there are going to come from behind victories similar to the one on Thursday night, high and low scoring affairs where Pittsburgh comes out on top less often than competitive teams aroundContinue reading “The Pirates 83rd Loss Of The Season Felt A Little Different Than The Other 82”
Really fun ballgame, and the Grays uniforms were fire. Unfortunately the final score didn’t go the Pirates way.
8-26-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) As I sat there watching the first six and a half innings of the Pirates game versus the Cardinals on Thursday night, the game recap I was scheduled to write began to develop in my mind; and for the most part it had a somewhat familiarContinue reading “Keller Blows It, Then The Pirates Blow Up”
Earlier today I wrote about young pitchers and how their growth is tracking. Dillon Peters name came up, but not because I had enough to honestly evaluate the kid. Tonight he added another good start to his resume. Tossing 5 innings of 1 run ball and probably had more in the tank if I’m honest. Really looks in command which wasn’t the book on him. His recent outings
8-21-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Winners of 7 out of their last 9 games, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a familiar place; in the midst of a hunt for the playoffs, as they sat only a few games outside a Wild Card bid behind the San Diego Padres andContinue reading “Pirates Surprise The Streaking Cardinals”
8-12-2021 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Over the past two games against St. Louis, the Pirates batters were only able to amass three hits and one run thanks Jun Hoy Park’s first Major League homer, while striking out 16 times and only working three free passes. For some, these results could beContinue reading “Pirates Offense Outburst Falls Short”
Adam Wainwright shuts out Pirates, and the Bucs were kind enough to help.
8-11-2021 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) According to Baseball Reference, the average length of a Major League Baseball game is 3 hours and 10 minutes. All the way back in 1985, when I first started following the Pirates, it was 2 hours and 44 minutes. MLB’s Commissioner Rob Manfred sees this asContinue reading “Pirates One Hit By Cardinals For Sixth Straight Loss”
Take nothing away from Max here, he did a terrific job and was efficient as it gets, throwing 50 pitches in five innings to shut down the Cardinals 15 up and 15 down.