Final: Pirates 6, Astros 2 WP: Wandy Rodriguez (10-13, 3.71 ERA) LP: Jordan Lyles (3-11, 5.55 ERA) Wandy Rodriguez cruised through seven scoreless innings against his former team and the Pirates got big time production from Brock Holt and Andrew McCutchen to end their four game skid. Rodriguez struck out seven while walking just one.
Final: Pirates 7, Diamondbacks 6 WP: Kevin Correia (9-6, 4.49 ERA) LP: Ian Kennedy (10-9, 4.34 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (33, 2.68 ERA) Neil Walker had a monster game at the plate with a three-run homer in the first inning, followed by a two-run double in the fifth. Starling Marte and Jordy Mercer both added
Final: Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 0 WP: Erik Bedard (6-12, 4.53 ERA) LP: Wade Miley (12-7, 2.85 ERA) I only got to see the first four innings of this game, but from what I saw, it was easy to tell that Erik Bedard was on. And he absolutely rolled through Arizona’s lineup with seven scoreless innings.
@mbandi Right, because J-Mac buzzing someone is going to make them see the error of their ways. That has a good track record. — Ed Giles (@InClementeWthr) August 4, 2012 It is an argument that has been had numerous times. Should you retaliate if your opposition drills your best player? Friday night, Andrew McCutchen
Final: Reds 3, Pirates 0 WP: Mat Latos (10-3, 3.94 ERA) LP: Wandy Rodriguez (7-10, 3.82 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (24, 1.37 ERA) The Reds capitalized on two mistakes by Rodriguez, and that was enough as the Pirates’ offense was nonexistent with only one base runner made it to third base. Chris Heisey hit an
Final: Pirates 8, Cubs 4 WP: Jeff Karstens (4-2, 3.70 ERA) LP: Travis Wood (4-7, 4.90 ERA) Jeff Karstens held the Cubs to just one run over five innings and the Pirates offense busted out 13 hits and eight runs as the Bucs breezed to pick up the series win. Karstens gave up a solo