Analysis

Game 61 Recap: Bucs Fail to Break .500

Game 61 Recap: Bucs Fail to Break .500

Pittsburgh got seven scoreless innings out of Karstens.

This one was a tough one to take. The Pirates were thisclose to busting through the glass ceiling. The offense sputtered and the bullpen faltered, pushing the Pirates one game below the even mark.

Chris Young bopped a two run dinger in the eighth off of Chris Resop for the only runs of the game. Pitcher Micah Owings singled with one out to start the rally.

The Pirates were unable to score against Josh Collmenter and the Arizona bullpen. Collmenter went six plus and the Arizona bullpen did the rest, with Owings picking up the win as part of tossing 2-1/3 innings of relief. The Pirates best chance to score came in the first when Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker singled with two outs, putting runners on the corners. But Lyle Ov...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.

More in Analysis

Adam Oller Quietly Had an Impressive Season for Morgantown

John DrekerNovember 17, 2017

Brandon Waddell Getting Some Valuable Experience Out of the Bullpen in the AFL

Tim WilliamsNovember 16, 2017

JT Brubaker Becomes the Latest Pirates Pitching Prospect to Consistently Hit 99 MPH

Tim WilliamsNovember 14, 2017

Who Do the Pirates Need to Protect From the 2017 Rule 5 Draft?

Tim WilliamsNovember 13, 2017

Late Round Draft Pick Jesse Medrano Brings Versatility to the Table

John DrekerNovember 11, 2017

Family Helps Gavin Wallace Adjust to Pro Ball, Where He Hopes to Make a Name for Himself

John DrekerNovember 10, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects