Pittsburgh Pirates Drop Fifth Straight Game


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The Pittsburgh Pirates bad pitching and inability to get the offense going led the LA Dodgers to finish out their sweep of the Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates got blown out 9-0 by the Dodgers, and now have lost five in a row and 13 of their last 15 games. This brings the Pirates record on the year to 42-79. The loss also keeps them 4 games out of the race for the number one pick, as the Orioles were able to lose against the Rockies.

Horrible Pitching for the Buccos

The Pirates’ pitching was horrible today for the most part as JT Brubaker and Kyle Keller got knocked up for a total of nine runs today. Brubaker now carries a record of 4-13 as he was only able to pitch four innings, but gave up seven runs on eight hits and two walks.

Keller also had a bad outing in his short appearance. Kyle Keller gave up two runs in his two innings out of the pen on only one hit, but two walks. This type of outing is becoming a common thing for Keller as his ERA is now up to 7.85 on the year.

Anthony Banda and Luis Oviedo were the only bright spots in the pitching as they combined for two innings and no hits.

Pirate Bats Can’t Get Going

The Pirates were not able to get the bats going at all, as they were only able to muster up three hits the entire game. Colin Moran (2) and Rodolfo Castro (1) were the only two players who were able to get the Pirates in the hit column as they were accountable for the Pirates’ three singles.

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What’s Next?

The Pirates have an off-day Thursday before heading to Saint Louis for the start of a three-game series. Friday’s matchup will see Mitch Keller (3-10 6.86 ERA) face off against Miles Mikolas (0-0 2.25 ERA).