Final: Orioles 12, Pirates 6 WP: Tommy Hunter (3-3, 5.58 ERA) LP: Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.36 ERA) The Orioles scored 10 runs in this one before the Pirates even got a single player on base. That is not a recipe for success. The Pirates’ offense eventually woke up and scored six runs on ten hits,
Final: Orioles 8, Pirates 6 WP: Wei-Yin Chen (6-3, 3.68 ERA) LP: Brad Lincoln (3-2, 3.15 ERA) SV: Jim Johnson (19, 1.26 ERA) The Pirates had quite an offensive outburst, but it wasn’t enough to match Adam Jones and the Orioles Tuesday night. Brad Lincoln had some trouble getting behind hitters. When he did that
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.