For the 69th time this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost a baseball game.
The Pirates never really had a chance in this one after the first inning when the Cincinnati Reds put up a touchdown in the first inning.
After a two-point conversion in the second, the lead ballooned to 9-0. And an extra point in the sixth increased the lead to double digits, the eventual final score.
If there is a positive to take away from tonight, it would probably be Rodolfo Castro’s multi-hit night, or maybe the multi-hit night from Ke’Bryan Hayes’ Unfortunately, the Pirates could not convert those hits into runs. The team stranded seven runners all night.
It’s unfortunate that the Pirates came out tonight and looked like the junior varsity team scrimmaging against varsity. The fans deserve a lot better and the one reason we tune in as often as we do is because we dream of the day this team will become great again, and nights like these make those future feelings feel that much sweeter.
The Pirates charge out again tomorrow night against the Reds. Mitch Keller faces off against Vladimir Gutierrez. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST.