You can either buy into the Pirates or stop watching baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to wrap up their 2023 campaign. Like many others before it, the Buccos’ season will end without a postseason berth and with a losing record. There is hope for the future, however. Pittsburgh may have started out with an interesting and initially effective mix of veterans and young players, but… read more

Pirates complete largest comeback in team history with 13-12 win over Reds Saturday night

Someone needs to tell these young 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates that they’re supposed to be cannon fodder in the final days of the National League wildcard race. After forging an early 9-0 lead in front of the home folks at Great American Ball Park, the Reds, who began Saturday’s action 1.5 games out of the third… read more

The young Pirates are playing spoiler in the NL Wild Card race

The emotions were on high as the Pirates took on the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Friday night. Pittsburgh went into the night with a 72-81 record and was virtually out of the National League wildcard race with nine games to go. The Reds, on the other hand, began Friday’s festivities with a… read more

Bryan Reynolds hasn’t made much of an impact as the Pirates best player

With the 2023 Major League Baseball regular season winding down, Bryan Reynolds, the Pirates starting left-fielder, is having a pretty good all-around year. Reynolds is currently batting .272 with 143 hits, 21 home runs and 75 RBI. He has an on-base percentage of .333 and an OPS of .804. While not his best season, Reynolds’s… read more

MLB’s expanded playoff format may actually level the playing field for small market teams

As I sit here and type this article, the Pittsburgh Pirates are 66-76 and helplessly out of the National League Central Division race with 20 games to go in the 2023 regular season. But while the Pirates are 13.5 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in their division, they are just 8.5 games back of… read more

The Pittsburgh Pirates need to finish the 2023 regular season with a flourish

The Pirates just swept the lowly Royals in a three-game series at historic Kauffman Stadium. The Pirates went into Kansas City with a 58-73 record and were scuffling fairly significantly, losing four of their last five games–including three of four to the Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Wouldn’t it be nice if the sweep… read more

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates series recap

The Chicago Cubs took care of business in Pittsburgh over the weekend when they took three of four from the Pirates. The highlight of the series was the MLB debut of left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Wicks. After giving up a home run to the first batter he faced, Wicks settled down to give the Cubs… read more

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates series preview

The Chicago Cubs won another series in Detroit over this week but were still unable to pick up any games on the first place Milwaukee Brewers. Now the Cubs head to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates. This is the fourth series in a row the Cubs will play against a team under .500. They… read more


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