This time of year, plenty of letters are addressed to the North Pole and Mr. Santa Claus. Well, it pays to have people in the right places. Lucky enough for me, I was able to intercept a few Christmas lists (as the big day is just a week away) that were addressed to Santa that emanated from right here in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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.
Johnny Cueto allowed one hit over eight dominant innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Friday night.
Jeff Locke won for only the second time in three major league seasons, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 3-1 Saturday night as Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto left in the fifth inning with a strained right triceps.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates ensured they’d finish with a record 20th straight losing season Sunday when they blew a ninth-inning lead and lost 4-3 to the Cincinnati Reds.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates fell behind early and couldn’t quite battle all the way back Wednesday night, losing at Cincinnati, 5-4.
(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starter A.J. Burnett righted the ship and went seven strong innings of one-run baseball. In turn, the Bucco bats delivered just enough run support to earn a 2-1 win against Cincinnati Wednesday night, 2-1.
There was a time last season when the Pittsburgh Pirates had seemed to finally figure out Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto. Not so much anymore.
Johnny Cueto gave up one run over six innings and the Cincinnati Reds ended two games of offensive futility in a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
James McDonald pitched into the seventh inning Thursday and Neil Walker doubled home a pair of runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory and a two-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.