Pittsburgh Pirates Overcome -17 Run Differential to Win Series at Wrigley

Apr 24, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates players celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates players celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 18, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dillon Peters (38) throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 18, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dillon Peters (38) throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Multi-inning relief efforts continue to excel for the Pittsburgh Pirates

The ability of multiple pitchers to give the Pittsburgh Pirates more than 1 inning at a time out of the bullpen in 2022 has been a huge asset to the the team. In their series victory over the Cubs this did not change.

Thursday night Wil Crowe allowed a hit, did not walk a batter and struck out 5 in 2.1 innings pitched. Later in the game David Bednar pitched 1.1 innings, retiring all 5 batters that he faced while striking out a pair.

Friday night it was Chase De Jong’s turn as he struck out 2 while walking a batter in 2.0 scoreless innings pitched. Then in Sunday’s victory Dillon Peters allowed a hit and struck out a pair in 2.2 innings pitched. Crowe pitched another 1.1 scoreless while striking a batter out and allowing 3 hits.

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Being able to get multiple innings from multiple different relievers has gone a long way toward the success of the Pirates thus far this season. Derek Shelton has also done a masterful job of managing the bullpen. Right now, this duo is a key component to Pirate success.

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