Final: Pirates 3, Royals 2 WP: A.J. Burnett (6-2, 3.61 ERA) LP: Bruce Chen (5-6, 4.44 ERA) SV: Jason Grilli (1, 1.50 ERA) The final score of this one could have read: “Andrew McCutchen 3, Royals 2″ but I decided against it. But that’s pretty much what this game was. A.J. Burnett didn’t allow a
Final: Pirates 5, Royals 3 WP: Jared Hughes (2-0, 1.78 ERA) LP: Vin Mazzaro (2-1, 3.60 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (17, 2.63 ERA) James McDonald had arguably his worst outing of the year, but five scoreless innings from the Bucco bullpen and a very weird bottom of the fourth inning were enough for the team’s
Final: Pirates 4, Royals 2 WP: Erik Bedard (4-6, 3.59 ERA) LP: Luke Hochevar (3-7, 6.57 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (16, 2.74 ERA) The Bucs jumped out to an early lead after drawing first blood in the 1st with an RBI double by Garrett Jones. In the 2nd, they added two more on RBI singles
Final: Pirates 5, Reds 4 WP: Joel Hanrahan (3-0, 2.86 ERA) LP: Aroldis Chapman (4-1, 0.30 ERA) SV: Chris Resop (1, 3.49 ERA) Wow. That was probably the best game I’ve watched all season. The Reds started things off in the 2nd with a solo home run by Jay Bruce off Pirates’ starter Kevin Correia.
Final: Reds 5, Pirates 4 WP: Johnny Cueto (6-3, 2.63 ERA) LP: Brad Lincoln (3-1, 2.40 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (6, 0.00 ERA) Brandon Phillips homered in the 2nd and the Reds added four more in the 4th inning thanks in large part to a 3-run double by Ryan Ludwick to put the Pirates in
Final: Pirates 8, Reds 4 WP: A.J. Burnett (5-2, 3.76 ERA) LP: Homer Bailey (4-4, 4.39 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (15, 2.57 ERA) Cincinnati scored two runs in the first inning of this game and I’m not going to lie, I didn’t feel too good after that. Homer Bailey was on the hill for the