Pirates send Reds to 3rd consecutive shutout loss


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Well, that was one for the baseball purists. In a brisk two hours and 25 minutes the Battlin’ Buccos of 2019 sent the Reds to their sixth consecutive loss behind another stellar pitching performance by a Pirates starter. This time, it was Joe Musgrove’s turn to take the mound and try to build upon what has already been a stellar start to the season for the strength of the Pirates. He certainly didn’t disappoint. Here are some observations from Friday’s win. The Reds’ bats are currently hapless: Steve Blass said it best during the game. Sometimes it’s not about the lineup you face, but rather when you face them. Right now, the Cincinnati bats are as non-existent as the hot dog buns at PNC Park. This is now three straight contests they’ve been shutout, and the Pirates pitching staff hasn’t allowed a Reds player to cross home plate in 28 consecutive innings. Whoa Nelly, that is nothing to sniff at. It isn’t like the Reds lineup is down to their sixth or seventh outfield options like the Bucs. This is a fierce top-to-bottom card that is still very formidable with the likes of potential Hall of Famer Joey Votto, an all-star last season in Matt Kemp, and the always dangerous Yasiel Puig. Those three combined to go 1-11 Friday night with four punch-outs. The Pirates are doing a good job of kicking them when they’re down. For more Bucco Booth content head to http://baseballpodcastnet.com Follow our hosts on Instagram Benson - @bucsdugout Jared - @pirates.strong Follow the Baseball Podcast on all official social media platforms Instagram - @baseballpodcastnet Twitter - @baseballpodcas1 YouTube - Baseball Podcast Network SoundCloud - Baseball Podcast Network

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