Pirates Apparently Can’t Win Every Game, Lose 6-0 to Reds

Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto pitched eight one-hit innings and Cincinnati smacked two home runs to win the series opener over the Pirates 4-0 on Friday night at PNC Park. “You tip your cap to him. You hate to say those words, but he was really good tonight,” said Pirates second baseman Neil Walker. Jay Bruce broke the scoreless stalemate for the Reds (34-21) in the 4th inning, driving a high fastball from Wandy...

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Know Your Enemy – Cincinnati Reds

This is the fifth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. This final article will look at the rising power in Pittsburgh’s sister city, the Cincinnati Reds. I expect the battle that is going on between the Reds and the Cards this season to continue for the next few years.

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Know Your Enemy – St. Louis Cardinals

This is the fourth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. This article will look at the gold standard of the NL Central in recent years: the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Cubs may have the most supportive fans, perhaps no city in all of MLB has more knowledgeable fans than the Cardinals.

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Know Your Enemy – Milwaukee Brewers

This is the third in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. This article will look at the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that the Pirates get compared to the most (along with the Cincinnati Reds) in terms of what our market can bear payroll-wise.

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Know Your Enemy – Chicago Cubs

This is the second in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. Next up are the Chicago Cubs, easily the most interesting club in the NL Central. They are the sleeping giant in the NL Central, because frankly there is no excuse for them not to be winning this division every year.

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