For seven inning the Pirates were handcuffed by Wainwright, a 19-game winner in the regular season.
Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Adam Wainwright, delivering a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.
MLB Network Analyst joins the guys to provide his thoughts on what should be a great series between the Pirates and Cardinals.
The 49ers have reportedly signed backup quarterback John Skelton after cutting rookie QB B.J. Daniels.
Ryan Vogelsong threw eight sharp innings for his first victory in three months, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Sunday.
While Pittsburgh continues its attempt at securing the club’s first postseason appearance since 1992, the reigning World Series champion SF Giants have lost two straight and 22 of 31 at home.
“We’re having a hard time with the bats here,” SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s got to get better with the pitching side and the hitting side.”
Seven-time major-league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson’s disease. The 62-year-old Parker, who played with the Oakland A’s in 1988 and 1989, said he is able to get by without medication at this point and relies on a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
The surging Oakland Athletics have a chance to complete yet another sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they’ll face a red-hot Francisco Liriano in the series finale at PNC Park on Wednesday night.