The Pirates snapped a six-game Grapefruit League losing streak with an 8-6 win over their former divisional rivals, the Houston Astros at frosty McKechnie Field.
PITTSBURGH (AP) After watching his team collect just five hits and one run against a journeyman starter who hadn’t won a big league game in more than four years, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle threw up his hands.
Drew Sutton scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to propel the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 win over the hapless Houston Astros on Friday night.
With two months of the season behind us, disparity in the NL Central has already set in: several teams sit well below .500, as the Reds sit atop the division.
The Pirates were shut out by the Houston Astros, 2-0 on Wednesday night. The Bucs drop to 62-74 as they recorded their third loss in as many nights.
The Pirates managed just four hits in their 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Dropping to 62-73, Pittsburgh struck out 11 times.
Despite holding the lead through most of the game, the Pirates lost to the last-place Houston Astros, 7-4 on Monday night. Wandy Rodriguez and company held the Pirates to just five hits.
The Pirates started out strong, but a sixth inning meltdown by Charlie Morton contributed to the team’s 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros.
Jeff Karstens allowed one run in seven-plus innings, Brandon Wood homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won their third consecutive game, 5-1 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Regardless of what is being said, Pirates starter Paul Maholm’s frustration point has to be at an all-time high. It’s been a broken record, Maholm pitches well and his teammates don’t produce any runs for him.
I realize it’s only May 9th, but, check out the Pirates win total compared to some of the big market teams in MLB. It might surprise you.
Statistically, Kevin Correia has been the Pirates best pitcher in 2011. If Paul Maholm had gotten any support from his offense this season, we might say he’s been the Bucs top starter.
Clint Hurdle and the Pirates have a chance to reach the .500 mark tonight vs. the Houston Astros. Will Pedro Alvarez or Jose Tabata return from their injuries?
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