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One of the biggest questions facing the Pirates heading down the stretch run of this 2014 baseball season was whether or not they had an ace to lead their pitching staff and carry the team when times get tough.
On one issue concerning the Pirates there is near-total agreement: First base has been a glaring weakness this season.
Charlie already covered what happened in this game full of twists and turns. I'm going to focus on the postgame reaction to the exchange of HBPs between the two teams after the sixth inning tonight.
The Pirates' offense came alive on a night that saw the team hit three long balls in the first three innings of the game, put up four runs in the top of the sixth and four more in the eighth to break the game open.
Jul 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jamey Wright during the sixth inning at PNC Park.
Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, right, tours PNC Park with Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, left, before a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
The Mariners seem to be casting a wide net in their search for a right-handed bat, but targeting Starling Marte is about as ambitious as it gets.
Give the Mercer kid credit; he put in a lot of extra work Sunday. An hour after a Pirates win against the Colorado Rockies, he was on the PNC Park lawn, taking batting practice, picking up slow-rolling groundballs and running the bases, all under the close watch of his, ah, coaches.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot at home on Monday night when they welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to PNC Park to kick off a three-game set.
Jul 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen hits the game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Doug Fister won his last two starts before the break by giving the Nationals seven innings, including an outing in which he limited the Rockies to three runs in Washington.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez is riding a career-best, four-game winning streak going into Monday's game.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pittsbugh Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
I don't know why, but I didn't really feel like the Pirates were going to lose this game when Carlos Gonzalez hit the two-run homer in the seventh inning that turned a 1-0 Pirate lead into a 2-1 deficit.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 09:04 am
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