Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

Postby Razz » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:04 pm

Bases loaded with one out. No runs. 2-0 Pirates in 6th inning.
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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

Postby Razz » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:18 pm

Grichuk guns down Polanco at second base. Run scores though 3-0 Pirates.
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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

Postby Tulcard » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:29 pm

Liriano has always been tough on us, but man, this offense is as anemic as OU's was vs.Villanova last night. Fortunately we have 161 more games to play.... 8-)
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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

Postby Razz » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:17 pm

The offense is really frustrating. Bases loaded twice and didnt score, happy to see Carpenter come through in the ninth.
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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

Postby R27 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:30 pm

Knew when I saw Adams in for Pham against a lefty early in the game that it was over. The guy hasn't hit lefties in years. He put together a solid spring training, still didn't hit lefties.
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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

Postby Razz » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:21 am

I think they said Adams has four hits in eight at bat against Liriano, but IMO that's pure luck, and a very small sample size. Had Hazelbaker and Moss that could have been used in the outfield.
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Re: Game 1, Opening Day: Cardinals @ Pirates, 04/03/16, 12:05 PM CST

Postby MadHungo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:55 am

Liriano's 10 K's, RBI send Bucs past Cards

By Adam Berry and Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com | April 3rd, 2016

PITTSBURGH -- Lifting the curtain on the 2016 regular season with a matchup between the Majors' winningest teams over the last three years, the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

Francisco Liriano tied a Pirates Opening Day record with 10 strikeouts, held the Cardinals scoreless for six innings and drove in the Bucs' first run of the season -- the first in baseball this year -- with a second-inning RBI single to right field. The lefty didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning, when he escaped the first of two bases-loaded jams.

"I thought Frankie went out and pitched a good ballgame," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Frankie stayed aggressive and pitched his ballgame. He was well-represented with some of the defensive plays behind him when they had to be made."

Matt Carpenter drove in a run with a two-out RBI single in the ninth off Pirates closer Mark Melancon in a non-save situation to cut the deficit to to three runs, but Melancon then retired potential tying run Matt Adams for the final out.

Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright allowed three runs on six hits over six innings, permitting two runs in the second inning and another -- after a Francisco Cervelli triple and a sacrifice fly by Josh Harrison -- in the sixth.

"I'm not anywhere close to being excited about that stuff out there, but I'm on the right track," Wainwright said. "When you pitch against a quality pitcher like Liriano, you have to have your stuff rolling. And today, I was the definition of average, which is the opposite of what I expect to be."

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