The Wild Card format boils down to winner moves on, loser goes home and that is putting tickets at a premium for tonight’s game.
The Pirates have announced their roster for the wild card playoff game against the San Francisco Giants and there are a few surprises.
The people in our fair city will jam the North Shore on Wednesday night, will sardine into T cars that go under a river and bottleneck a bridge that crosses the same one for the chance to see the Pirates hopefully push on to the playoffs proper.
The Pirates are gearing up for their Wild Card matchup with the San Francisco Giants tonight. Meanwhile, Pirates’ fans are gearing up for another PNC Park blackout.
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.
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.
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.
Elian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the second National League wild-card spot.
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.
Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to place center fielder Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list.
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?