Ever since Adam Wainwright became a regular in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation back in 2007, he has regularly become a thorn in the side of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Their last victory against him on his home turf came back on June 29, 2012, plus he’s the man who ended the Pirates last playoff runContinue reading “Wainwright Wrangles The Pirates Yet Again”
The last time the Pirates faced off against the Cardinals in the middle of May, St. Louis was sitting pretty at 25-18, a top the NL Central by 3.5 games over the Cubs and having taken the last 11 games from their Divisional Opponents. Flash forward a little over a month and the same CardinalsContinue reading “Pirates Take Advantage Of The Wounded Red Birds”
Nobody likes getting beat up by big brother. The Pirates for the majority of the modern era have looked up to, with awe, the Cardinals, and the games often play out like that. Every once in a while little bro lands a shot, but it’s not long before the elder puts him back in his place.
Trevor Cahill didn’t have it tonight. He gave up 4 runs in the first inning, then he gave up another run, and somehow I looked up sometime early in the 6th and there he was, still pitching.
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.
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”
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.
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”
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”
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.