Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
As the Bucs prepare for Game 3 against St. Louis, Pirate fever is taking the region by storm.
The Pirates arrived home Friday night after taking Game 2 of their playoff series in St. Louis.
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.
The other shoe dropped for A.J. Burnett on Friday afternoon. It was Gerrit Cole’s gigantic shoe, vehemently stomping out the possibility that Burnett should touch the baseball again in this best of five, National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Although today’s Pirates game won’t be on TBS, Bucco fans can still catch the Game 2 action without traveling to St. Louis.
It’s been a rough day for Pirates fans, both here and in St. Louis, but many remain optimistic despite the Game 1 rout at the hands of the Cardinals.
Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Adam Wainwright, delivering a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.
The anticipation of the Bucs moving on to face the St. Louis Cardinals has been as thick as Heinz ketchup.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — On Tuesday the rest of Major League Baseball watched as the Pirates, at the expense of the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild Card Game, enjoyed one of the watershed moments in franchise history. So what’s next?
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.
Pitt basketball fans will tell you how the Oakland Zoo is the sixth man for their home games. The Steelers have long had a 12th man for games at Three Rivers and now at Heinz Field.
Pittsburgh Police are expected to release a statement about an incident at PNC Park last night, which may have involved the wife of a Cincinnati Reds pitcher.
The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field last night for a Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Reds with a secret weapon – the 40,487 fans in the stands.
Be proud, Pittsburgh. This one was for you. Actually, more accurately, this one might have been because of you — at least to some degree. And maybe to a pretty deep degree.