Pirates Lose 9th Straight

Gomes, Corbin lead Nationals; Pirates lose 9th straight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes connected for a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits, leading Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1. The Nationals won their third in a row and sent Pittsburgh to its ninth straight loss. Corbin pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run and eight hits. He struck out seven and walked one while going at least eight innings for the first time since Aug. 21, 2019. Gomes’ slam finished a five-run first inning against Tyler Anderson.

Schwarber Goes Deep Again For Nats In 3-2 Win Over Pirates

Schwarber goes deep again for Nats in 3-2 win over Pirates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber homered again to snap a seventh-inning tie and drove in two runs for the Washington Nationals in their 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jon Lester pitched 5 1/3 solid innings to help the Nationals win for the third time in four games. Schwarber’s homer was his fourth in three days. The Nationals moved him to the leadoff spot Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. He led off that game with a home run, hit two more on Sunday and launched the go-ahead shot this time against reliever Clay Holmes. Schwarber also had an RBI single in the third and walked. Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his 12th save.

Turner’s 2 HRs, strong bullpen lead Dodgers over Pirates 2-1

Turner’s 2 HRs, strong bullpen lead Dodgers over Pirates 2-1
By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Turner hit two home runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers got 7 1/3 scoreless innings from their bullpen in a rain-delayed 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Turner belted a 409-foot drive to the visitors’ bullpen in center field in the first inning. Then he broke a 1-all tie in the third with a solo shot to left field. It was the 11th multi-homer game of Turner’s career. He has 11 home runs this season. Five relievers blanked the Pirates after starter Tony Gonsolin failed to make it through the second inning in his season debut.

Pirates’ Hayes misses 1B on HR, LA’s Buehler shuts down Bucs

Pirates’ Hayes misses 1B on HR, LA’s Buehler shuts down Bucs
By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes hastily missed first base and was called out after hitting a first-inning homer, sending Walker Buehler on his way to seven scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3. The Pirates star rookie stung an opposite-field line drive in the first inning against Buehler that narrowly cleared the right-field wall, just inside the foul pole. Running hard and with his eyes on the ball, Hayes missed touching first base with his left foot by two or three inches and kept on going. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts challenged, and umpires overturned the call after a short video review.

Pirates fans among the least fit in MLB

Baseball fans can be quick to judge the athletic abilities and physical fitness of players on the field, but how well does their own physical fitness stack up?

USBets recently surveyed 2,000 MLB fans to ask them all about their physical fitness to determine which MLB fanbases are the most and least physically fit.

Rankings were based off several factors including body mass index, frequency of exercise, how physically active they are throughout the day, if they can run a mile and how many push-ups and sit-ups they can perform.

Results:

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates fans are the 2nd least physically fit MLB fans.
  • Pirates fans play the 9th most recreational sports with 63% of Pirates fans reporting that they play a recreational sport at least once per month.
  • Pirates fans were joined by the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros in the top five least physically fit MLB fans.
  • The top 5 fittest MLB fanbases: 1. Los Angeles Angels 2. Arizona Diamondbacks 3. Milwaukee Brewers 4. Colorado Rockies 5. San Diego Padres.

Fittest MLB Fans

You can check out the full list and see more by going to:

https://www.usbets.com/most-physically-fit-mlb-fans/

Stallings’ Hit Lifts Pirates In 12th, Bucs Third Win In A Row

Stallings’ hit lifts Pirates, Marlins’ 8th loss in row
By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings hit a game-ending single in the 12th inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over Miami 8-7 and extended the Marlins’ longest losing streak in six years to eight games. Automatic runner Adam Frazier advanced to third on Ke’Bryan Hayes’ flyout leading off the 12th against Adam Cimber. Bryan Reynolds was intentionally walked, and Stallings lined a single to center. Clay Holmes pitched a perfect 12th. Miami has lost eight in a row for the first time since May 15-22, 2015, and has lost nine of 10, dropping a season-low nine games under .500 at 24-33.

Rookie Hayes homers to lead Pirates to 9-2 win over Marlins

Rookie Hayes homers to lead Pirates to 9-2 win over Marlins
By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes homered for the second game in a row since being activated from the injured list and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 9-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Hayes hit a two-run home run in the first inning and an RBI single during a five-run sixth that broke the game open. He connected Thursday in his first game after missing two months with a sprained left wrist. NL hits leader Adam Frazier had two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored for Pittsburgh. Miami, which lost its seventh straight game, got two doubles from rookie Jose Devers.

Pirate Parrott Ranks in Middle of The Pack For MLB Mascots

(Photo courtesy of Frank Sparks)

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) A new survey from Play USA ranked the Pirate Parrot in the middle of the pack, for major league baseball mascots ranking the Parrot 17th out of 27 in a survey of best and worst mascots.

Clark The Cub, the Chicago Cubs mascot took the top spot, followed by the mascots of the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore Orioles.

“Slider” the furry purple mascot in Cleveland ranked as the worst mascot just below San Diego’s Friar and Miami’s “Billy the Marlin.”

You can see the full list of the MLB” Best and Worst Mascots and how they are ranked by going to:

https://www.playusa.com/best-worst-mlb-mascots-ranking/

Stallings’ bases-loaded double rallies Pirates past Marlins

Stallings’ bases-loaded double rallies Pirates past Marlins
By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings hit a three-run double in the eighth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. Trailing 3-2, the Pirates loaded the bases with two outs on a single by NL hits leader Adam Frazier and walks to Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco. Stallings then doubled to left against Dylan Floro, sending the Marlins to their season-high sixth consecutive loss. Reynolds also homered for the Pirates, who stopped a three-game slide. Rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes, fresh off the injured list, had two hits.

Mike Marshall, 1st reliever to win Cy Young, dies at 78

Mike Marshall, 1st reliever to win Cy Young, dies at 78
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Marshall, who became the first reliever to win the Cy Young Award when he set a major league record by pitching 106 games in a season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 78.  Marshall died Monday night at home in Zephyrhills, Florida, where he had been receiving hospice care, according to the Dodgers, who spoke Tuesday to his daughter, Rebekah. Marshall won the NL Cy Young Award in 1974, going 15-12 with a 2.42 ERA and 21 saves. The right-hander nicknamed “Iron Mike” set major league records that season for most appearances (106), relief innings (208 1/3), games finished (83) and consecutive games pitched (13).