The Bucs fell in their third, and final, game of the series against the Reds 4-1. Kevin Hart took the loss for the Pirates as he only went five innings, yielding three runs in defeat. Hart threw 99 pitches in the five innings and really never got into the game.
The Pirates struggled again to gather hits as they only had five, two off the bat of Delwyn Young who raised his season average up to .312. Brian Bixler got the start for the Pirates, as that is probably the sole reason for their loss, and here is a shocker, he struck out twice. Why is he still on the team? I mean if you read my post on what team I would throw in a one game playoff for the number one pick Bixler would be my starting shortstop. Don't even get my started.
Young continues to be a nice surprise for the Pirates. He has almost 250 at bats and has a very nice batting average. Over the last ten games Young only has been hitless in two of those games and three multi hit games in that span.
All in all the Pirates won their second straight series in a row against division opponents and now will take the day off on Monday before travel to defending World Series champions Philadelphia Phillies and then traveling to Milwaukee and Cincinnati over the next few home stands.
Lets Go Bucs.