Pittsburgh Pirates series takeaways vs. Chicago Cubs

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Aug 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; MLB umpires Tony Randazzo (11) and Paul Nauert (left, center) talk with Pittsburgh Pirates ground crew supervisors Manny Lopez (right, center) and Andrew Barnett (right) during a rain delay against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Game One: Francisco Liriano (7-6, 2.92 ERA) vs. Jon Lester (6-8, 3.26 ERA)

Result: Rained Out (No make-up date announced)

Winning Pitcher: N/A

Losing Pitcher: N/A

  • What went right:
    • The game started on time.
  • What went wrong:
    • The game was delayed and eventually rained out.

In a battle of elite left-handed pitchers, the winner was rain. The Pirates looked to respond to the rain out with their new guy, J.A. Happ, on the mound..

Next: Game Two: J.A. Happ vs. Jake Arrieta