The Pittsburgh Pirates hit another power surge last night against the St. Louis Cardinals, getting a three-run shot from Bryan Reynolds in the fourth, a solo shot from Adam Frazier in the sixth, and another solo shot from Phillip Evans in the eighth to lead the Buccos to an 8-2 win over the Cards.
Here’s what the dingers looked liked:
Bryan Reynolds - Pittsburgh Pirates (13) 3-run. pic.twitter.com/xUXO430cj8— MLB HR Tracker (@hr_mlb) June 25, 2021
Adam Frazier - Pittsburgh Pirates (4) Solo. pic.twitter.com/C491zvTlIj— MLB HR Tracker (@hr_mlb) June 25, 2021
Phillip Evans - Pittsburgh Pirates (5) Solo. pic.twitter.com/94WU6xM0QP— MLB HR Tracker (@hr_mlb) June 25, 2021
In addition to the home run, Reynolds also had an RBI single in the top the of first and finished the game 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs. He’s up to .313 this year. Frazier also went 3-for-4, and he’s up to .330 for the season, while Ke’Bryan Hayes also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 as the top of the lineup went berserk for Pittsburgh.
Chad Kuhl had a strong start, going six innings pitched and giving up just one run on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts, while the Pittsburgh bullpen brought it home, with the only hiccup a two-thirds of an inning by Geoff Hartleib where he walked two and gave up a hit and the Cards’ only other run.
The Bucs got the series off to a good a start and hope to parlay the opening win into a third straight strong series. This has been a pretty nice stretch so far for the Bucs over the last few series. Let’s hope I didn’t just jinx them by saying that.
Sorry for the late recap this morning. I was watching the game at the bar last night, had my share of IPAs during the game, and didn’t get home until late. It was an exciting one to watch at the bar with friends, and there’s not been many Bucs games this year we could say that.
Frazier, Reynolds, and Hayes sure are fun to watch, aren’t they?