The Pirates opening day first baseman will be the Giants starting leftfielder in Wednesday’s wild card game at PNC Park. It’s been a strange six month trip for Travis Ishikawa.
The only previous time Edinson Volquez started a postseason game was in the 2010 National League Division Series. Pitching for the Reds against the Phillies, he gave up four runs in one and two-thirds innings and took the loss.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin said he intends to be in the lineup for Wednesday’s National League wildcard game against the Giants at PNC Park. He missed the final two games of the regular season after he appeared to aggravate his injured hamstring on Friday.
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo joins The Fan Morning Show
The Pirates couldn’t stop Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title to the St. Louis Cardinals and forced Pittsburgh to settle for a wild card.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday.
The Pirates will likely host the wild card game at PNC Park Wednesday.
Travis Snider and Andrew McCutchen hit consecutive run-scoring doubles in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Friday night to keep the pressure on NL Central-leading St. Louis.
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Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
Sean Casey says the Pirates have everything needed to go on a long playoff run.
Pirates catcher Chris Stewart has been on a couple of winning teams in his career, including a post-season club, but there is something the first-year Pirate has never experienced before now.
He’s had under 100 at-bats, played in only 47 games and driven in seven runs this year, yet Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes has made an impact on this year’s team and maybe future teams.
Just barely 24-years-old and with only 40 starts in the majors, Gerrit Cole has the look of not only an ace starting pitcher, but a Pirates leader.
Baseball players aren’t the only ones battling it out on the field.