Ian Desmond came through with runners in scoring position for the Washington Nationals.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.
Pirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, “Walk on Wednesday.”
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have placed closer Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.
WASHINGTON (93-7 THE FAN/AP) — The Pirates gained ground on the idle Cardinals in the NL Central with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park Monday night, but they appear to have lost All-Star closer Jason Grilli indefinitely in the process.
Post-Gazette Pirates beat writer Bill Brink joined The Fan live from Washington with reaction to the Pirates’ split of their weekend series with the Nationals.