July 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) fields a ball during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Pirates Vs. Rockies: Bucs Win 9-6 To Take 2 Of 3

The Pirates got four homers Wednesday to rack up nine runs against the Rockies.

  • Live
9 Total Updates since July 16, 2012
  • Updates 8
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 9

Pirates Vs. Rockies Final Score: Bucs Win 9-6 Thanks To 4 Home Runs

The Pirates persisted despite a bad start by James McDonald, hitting four home runs to beat the Rockies 9-6 Wednesday afternoon.

McDonald allowed three runs in the first three batters of the game, thanks to homers by Dexter Fowler and Carlos Gonzalez. Pedro Alvarez hit a solo homer in the top of the second (his 19th of the season), but the Rockies scored two more in the bottom of the second to make it 5-1.

That lead was short-lived. The Pirates scored five in the third on a three-run bomb by Garrett Jones and a two-run single by Clint Barmes. The Rockies tied it up in the fourth on an RBI single by Andrew Brown, but the Pirates answered in the top of the fifth, scoring three runs on homers by Casey McGehee and Rod Barajas.

McDonald has now allowed 11 runs in his past two starts. Let's hope Coors Field is to blame this time.

The Pirates are back to 11 games above .500, at 51-40. They're a half-game behind the Reds in the N.L. Central.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies Score Update: Pittsburgh, Colorado Tied At 6 After 4 Innings

It's a day game at Coors Field, and thus, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies have combined for 14 hits through four innings. The Pirates and Rockies are tied at six.

Colorado jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning following a pair of home runs from leadoff batter Dexter Fowler and left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. And in the bottom of the second, they tacked on two more.

Meanwhile, the Pirates have gotten most of their scoring in the top of third as a two-run single from Clint Barmes capped off a five-run inning, which forced Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie to leave the game after 2.2 innings of work.

Holding a narrow one-run lead, Pittsburgh surrendered another run in the bottom half of the fourth, an RBI single from Andrew Brown that scored Marco Scutaro.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more Rockies news, visit Purple Row. For news and comment from around the majors, visit Baseball Nation.


Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies: James McDonald On The Mound For Wednesday Matinee

The Pittsburgh Pirates have 50 wins on the season, led by the blistering bat of Andrew McCutchen and an underrated starting rotation. They trail the Reds by half a game in the NL Central, and have a great chance to leap ahead as Cincinnati works around the loss of Joey Votto. Pittsburgh will try to get an edge with another win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon.

James McDonald is on the mound for the Pirates, looking for his 10th win of the season. He had a rough outing in his last start, giving up five runs and five walks in a loss to the Brewers. Prior to that, McDonald had four straight wins.

Colorado turns to right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, who has struggled through 14 starts and 18 appearances this season. Guthrie is 1-5 at Coors Field with a 9.23 ERA.

The game starts at 3:10 p.m. Eastern from Coors Field in Denver. Fans can see the game on Root Sports.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more Rockies news, visit Purple Row. For news and comment from around the majors, visit Baseball Nation.

Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies Recap: Bucs Bounce Back With 6-2 Win In Colorado

The Pittsburgh Pirates came back on Tuesday night to even their series against the Colorado Rockies with a 6-2 victory at Coors Field. Starter Erik Bedard was steady, allowing just one unearned run in 6.2 innings of work. Bedard danced around eight hits and four walks to keep the Rockies in check, allowing the offense to break things open with a four-run rally in the fifth inning.

Back-to-back walks from Christian Friedrich to Matt McKenry and Clint Barmes started the fifth-inning Bucs' threat. After Bedard sacrificed them over, an Alex Presley groundout would score McKenry from third. With two outs, the Pirates when then go on a hitting spree to add three more. Drew Sutton singled home Barmes to make it 3-2. Sutton would go from first to third on a single by Andrew McCutchen and would then come home on a wild pitch. Casey McGehee would put a bow on the rally by singling home McCutchen. The Pirates' All-Star had another big night, going two for four at the dish and scoring two runs. His 442-foot bomb down the left-field line was one of a bigger blasts you'll see this season.

James McDonald will go for the series-clinching win on Wednesday afternoon in the finale. He'll be opposed by Jeremy Guthrie.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more Rockies news, visit Purple Row. For news and comment from around the majors, visit Baseball Nation.

Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies Score Update: Andrew McCutchen Launches 442-Foot Homer

The Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to even their series in Denver on Tuesday night with Erik Bedard on the mound. After Bedard gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the third, Andrew McCutchen came back in the top of the fourth at Coors Field to tie it up 1-1 in emphatic fashion. McCutchen absolutely hammered a Christian Friedrich offering down the left field line. It traveled 442 feet and landed well up the left field bleachers. A picture of where it fell from @RootSportsPit:

Mccutchen_homer_medium

Friedrich has allowed just three hits through so far, but McCutchen's bomb was one of the longer homers you'll see this season.

The Rox would came back in the bottom of the inning to re-take the lead on a Josh Rutledge tripled that scored Wilin Rosario.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more Rockies news, visit Purple Row. For news and comment from around the majors, visit Baseball Nation.

Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies: Tuesday Starting Lineups

After stumbling by a final score of 5-4 on Monday night in the series opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates look to regain their first-half approach against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Bucs have dropped three of their four games since the All-Star break and have since fallen to second in the N.L. Central standings, one game behind the Cincinnati Reds.

First pitch Tuesday night between the Pirates and Rockies is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. EST and will be televised by ROOT.

Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Pirates (49-40)

Alex Presley LF
Drew Sutton RF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Casey McGehee 1B
Neil Walker 2B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Michael McKenry C
Clint Barmes SS
Erik Bedard P

Rockies (35-54)

Eric Young RF
Marco Scutaro 2B
Dexter Fowler CF
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Michael Cuddyer 1B
Jordan Pacheco 3B
Wilin Rosario C
Josh Rutledge SS
Christian Friedrich P

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more Rockies news, visit Purple Row. For news and comment from around the majors, visit Baseball Nation.

Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies Preview: Pittsburgh Falling Behind In NL Central Standings

After entering the All-Star Break as the leader in the NL Central, the Pirates are now a game out of first place after struggles out of the gate of the second half of the season. Pittsburgh has lost back-to-back games including a loss against the Rockies in game one of a three-game series on Monday night.

On Tuesday, the Pirates will look to bounce back, as will starting pitcher Erik Bedard. With losses in four consecutive starts, Bedard hasn't earned a win since he beat the Royals on June 8. In his last start Bedard allowed four earned runs in less than four innings before getting pulled.

To get back on track, Bedard and the Pirates will have to beat Christian Friedrich. After a four game losing streak of his own in June, Friedrich bounced back with his first win in over a month on Friday in a six-inning outing in which he allowed just one run.

The first pitch at Coors Field is scheduled to be thrown at 8:40 p.m. and will be televised on Root Sports-Pittsburgh and Root Sports-Rocky Mountain.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more Rockies news, visit Purple Row. For news and comment from around the majors, visit Baseball Nation.

Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies: Alex Presley Returns To The Lineup

Outfielder Alex Presley returns to action for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night against the Colorado Rockies. Presley was reinstated from the seven-day concussion disabled list following a pair of games on a rehab assignment.

Presley is hitting .242/.276/.395 with 28 runs scored in 60 games this season.

Presley will bat first in Monday's lineup. The rest of the Pirates' lineup card looks like this:

1. Alex Presley, LF
2. Josh Harrison, RF
3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
4. Casey McGehee, 1B
5. Neil Walker, 2B
6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
7. Rod Barajas, C
8. Clint Barmes, SS
9. Jeff Karstens, P

The Rockies roll out a lineup that looks like this:

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Marco Scutaro, 2B
3. Jordan Pacheco, 3B
4. Carlos Gonzalez, RF
5. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
6. Tyler Colvin, LF
7. Wilin Rosario, C
8. Josh Rutledge, SS
9. Jeff Francis, P

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more Rockies news, visit Purple Row. For news and comment from around the majors, visit Baseball Nation.

Continue

Pirates Vs. Rockies Preview: Bucs Look To Pile Up Runs In Colorado

After a mediocre series in Milwaukee, the Pirates will try to bounce back in a great hitting ballpark and against a weak Rockies rotation.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.