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.
It’s October and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in the play-offs, so somehow it seems natural to say “Buctober,” a word that has become a popular signature phrase and social media hashtag.
From the City by the Bay to the Golden Triangle makes for a long trip.
Only the grass was flying at PNC Park Monday.
The Pirates play a big game on Sunday and at the same time the Steelers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field.
Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh’s only runs, and the Pirates stumbled in their chase for the NL Central title, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.
With the memories of the clubhouse celebration freshly painted on the canvas of their minds, Pirates’ fans were snapping up post-season gear Wednesday at PNC Park.
The Pirates are trying to pull away from the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend for the final Wild Card spot, but some fans are already thinking about the post-season.
Wednesday night’s win over the Boston Red Sox was the Pirates’ 81st win of the season, assuring them their second-straight non-losing season.
You have one more week to see the Pirates play at home before the post-season, and it couldn’t be a more exciting time as they work to stay in playoff contention.
There are fewer empty seats at PNC Park this year, thanks to the Pirates’ playoff run last season.
The Pirates are coming off the most exciting season since 1991, but when it comes to expectations for the 2014 season, Vegas isn’t setting their sights too high for the Buccos.
He coached the Steelers for nearly 15 years and guided them to a victory in Super Bowl XL. But for the past several years, Bill Cowher has worked as a network studio analyst for CBS.
With the post-season in front of them now, the San Diego Chargers are hoping to stick around for a while as the AFC playoffs kick off this coming weekend.
Ahead of the Pirates first playoff appearance in 20 years, a rally will be held Monday to get the fans fired up for the big Wild Card game.