Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.
The Pirates are gearing up for their Wild Card matchup with the San Francisco Giants tonight. Meanwhile, Pirates’ fans are gearing up for another PNC Park blackout.
Only the grass was flying at PNC Park Monday.
After a big Game 2 win in St. Louis, the National League Division Series is shifting to Pittsburgh, and Pirates’ fans are breathing a sigh of relief after the bad loss in Game 1.
From the very start, last night’s crowd for the Wild Card game at PNC Park, wearing their black flags and black clothing, may have impacted the game. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle noticed it early.
Some people were left in the dark overnight.