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Game Recap: Miserable Season Lurches to a Dreary End

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The Pirates’ final game of a dismal 2021 season had many of the elements that were common to one deadening loss after another.  In the end, they lost to the Reds, 6-3, finishing the season 61-101.  With Texas losing, the Bucs had MLB’s fourth-worst record. Yes, it was all there. …

Game Recap: Cruz Debuts as Pirates Come Back for Win

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Judging by some of the social media posts, Oneil Cruz’ major league debut generated a lot of actual excitement among the Pirates’ neglected fan base.  In a game that hopefully will be more of a model for the future than anything else we’ve seen this year, the Pirates came back…

Game Recap: Pirates Rally to Beat Cubs

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The Pirates and Cubs traded big innings, but the Pirates had a slightly bigger one and ended up on the long end with an 8-6 win.  Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds had big days, and the bullpen got scoreless innings from five different relievers. Moran started the scoring in the…

Game Recap: Kranick, Tucker Lead Pirates Over Phillies

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The Pirates got an encouraging start from Max Kranick and four good innings from the bullpen as they shut out the Phillies, 6-0.  The pitchers even got some support, as somebody finally let the hitters know that the Phillies’ bullpen sucks.  Cole Tucker provided the most, getting on base four…

Game Recap: Pirates Sleep Through Shutout Loss

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Against converted reliever Ranger Suarez, the Pirates had one of their worst offensive showings of the year, which is an extremely high bar.  They sent up only one batter over the minimum and lost, 3-0, to the Phillies. Wil Crowe didn’t have the usual one bad inning.  He just didn’t…