Musgrove (7-8) allowed one unearned run on two hits, two walks and eight strikeouts across six innings while earning a victory against the Phillies on Saturday.
To help his cause, Musgrove hit a two-out double in the third inning which started a three-run rally. On the mound, this was his best start since June 27, when he shut out the Astros for six frames. Musgrove has shown flashes of this type of dominance this season, but he hasn't been able to do it consistently. He owns a 4.08 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 98 strikeouts in 110.1 innings on the year. Musgrove is scheduled to pitch next at home Thursday against the Cardinals.
Musgrove will start Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Trevor Williams was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to flu-like symptoms, so Musgrove will move up a day. The right-hander will aim to bounce back after surrendering five runs over 4.2 innings during his last start against the Cardinals on Monday.
Musgrove (6-8) took the loss against the Cardinals on Monday, giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits over 4.2 innings, striking out seven and walking three as the Pirates fell 7-0.
Musgrove looked like he was on his way to a solid final line, but he gave up a two-run homer to Tyler O'Neill in the fifth inning before walking the next batter and getting the hook. He struggled with his efficiency, as he wound up throwing 104 pitches in his 4.2 frames. Musgrove had been pitching much better lately after struggling for much of May and June, but his numbers overall in 2019 are pedestrian, as he's sporting a 4.31 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP through 104.1 innings. He lines up to take on the Phillies in his next start at home on Sunday.
Musgrove allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday.
The right-hander really only made two mistakes, but both cost him a chance at the win. Musgrove allowed two homers to Jesus Aguilar, which accounted for all three of the runs the Brewers scored against him. The second homer tied the game in the seventh, and Musgrove departed immediately afterward. He's still pitching well going into the All-Star break, though, having yielded just four runs in his last 22 frames (1.64 ERA). Musgrove is 6-7 with a 4.13 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 93.2 innings this season.
Musgrove allowed zero runs on one hit with no walks and four strikeouts across three innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old was cruising through three frames, but then the rain came at PNC Pack. The delay prevented Musgrove from returning to the mound for a chance at the win, but he did improve the rest of his numbers with three strong innings. Musgrove is 6-7 with a 4.13 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 93.2 innings this season. Assuming he doesn't move up in the rotation because he only threw 34 pitches, Musgrove will pitch one more time before the All-Star break Sunday at home against the Brewers.
Musgrove (6-7) picked up the win against the Astros on Thursday, scattering nine hits over six scoreless innings while striking out five and walking none as the Pirates cruised to a 10-0 victory.
It's been an erratic season for the right-hander, but that's now back-to-back solid starts, as Musgrove has given up just one earned run with a 13:0 K:BB over his last 13 innings to bring his ERA down to 4.27. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next start, which will see him take on the Cubs in a Tuesday home matchup.
Musgrove (5-7) allowed one run on five hits with eight strikeouts and no walks across seven innings to earn a victory against the Padres on Friday.
This was the 26-year-old's best outing in more than a month. He's really struggled lately, but Musgrove had everything working Friday. The only blemish on his record was a solo homer from Manny Machado. Musgrove has a 4.57 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 84.2 innings this season. He will look to build upon this outing in Houston on Thursday.
Musgrove (4-7) allowed six runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and two walks across four-plus innings while taking a loss against the Braves on Thursday.
Through the first four innings, Musgrove worked around five hits to yield just one run, but the wheels came off in the fifth. Musgrove allowed a walk to start the frame and then four straight hits before the Pirates yanked him. Musgrove didn't record an out in the fifth, and the runner he left stranded also scored. Musgrove had a strong April, but since then, he owns a 7.59 ERA in his last nine starts. Overall, he is 4-7 with a 4.87 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 77.2 innings. He will look to get back on track at home against the Tigers on Wednesday.
Musgrove will start Thursday's game against the Braves after being ejected from Monday's contest in the first inning. He gave up no runs on a hit and struck out one over 0.2 innings.
Tempers flared in Monday's matchup after Musgrove nicked Josh Donaldson's jersey with a pitch, and both players were ejected after the benches cleared. Musgrove fired just 18 pitches prior to getting tossed, so he'll be ready to toe the rubber again Thursday.
Musgrove (4-6) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk across eight innings to earn the win against the Braves on Wednesday. He struck out six.
Musgrove was given the chance for a complete game, but he was pulled after giving up back-to-back home runs to start the ninth inning. The 26-year-old has a 4.44 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 57:20 K:BB over 73 innings and lines up to face the Braves again on Monday.
Musgrove (3-6) allowed five runs on 11 hits and two walks while taking the loss Thursday against the Brewers. He struck out six.
Musgrove fell victim to the long ball in this one, as five of the runs on his ledger came via the home run. He wasn't particularly good aside from the long balls and was perhaps lucky not to concede more. Musgrove has hardly resembled the dependable pitcher he was in the early part of the season, allowing five earned runs or more in four of his last six outings. His once-respectable ERA is up to 4.57 ahead of his next scheduled start against Atlanta.
Musgrove (3-5) allowed six runs on 10 hits with one strikeout and no walks across five innings to take the loss against the Dodgers on Saturday.
His hot-and-cold season continues. Musgrove has allowed more than five runs in three of his starts this year while he hasn't yielded a single run in three other outings. He has permitted only two home runs and 17 walks over 59 innings, and opponents are hitting just .229 against him, but he pitches to contact, which has gotten him into trouble. Because of poor defense, Musgrove has allowed seven unearned runs in 15 appearances. Overall, he is 3-5 with a 4.27 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 59 innings this year. He is scheduled to face the Brewers on Thursday.
Musgrove (3-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits with four strikeouts and a walk across 6.1 innings to earn the win against the Padres on Sunday.
The right-hander threw six scoreless frames, which extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings. But then in the seventh, Musgrove allowed three hits, including a home run, and committed an error. While that ruined most of his great work, he did still earn the victory. Musgrove is 3-4 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 54 innings this season. He will pitch again versus the Dodgers on Saturday.
Musgrove (2-4) tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit with three walks and five strikeouts to earn a victory against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old made it through seven innings on just 75 pitches, but in a somewhat surprising move with a three-run lead and an afternoon game Wednesday, manager Clint Hurdle turned to his bullpen for the eighth. Owners still have to love this start after Musgrove yielded 13 earned runs in his previous 5.2 innings. He is now 2-4 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 47.2 innings this season. He is scheduled to start again at the Padres on Sunday.
General manager Neal Huntington didn't indicate Musgrove was suffering a health issue when asked during his Sunday radio show on 93.7 The Fan.
"We haven't made some plays behind him ... he feels like he's ready to get back on track and be Joe Musgrove again his next time out," Huntington said. Musgrove underwent offseason hernia surgery but got off to a tremendous April start with Pittsburgh. He's surrendered 13 earned runs in 5.2 innings over his last two starts and walked a career-high five batters May 9.
Musgrove (1-4) lasted only three innings and took the loss against the Cardinals on Thursday, giving up eight runs on six hits and five walks while striking out three.
The big righty had nothing working in this one, as his pitches got knocked around the park when he managed to get them across the plate. The five walks were easily a season high -- he had not given up more than two in any of his previous appearances. After beginning the season with five consecutive quality starts, Musgrove has now been shelled in his last two outings to the tune of 13 earned runs in 5.2 innings. He'll try to turn things around in his next scheduled start Tuesday in Arizona.
Musgrove (1-3) allowed seven runs (five earned) on six hits with one strikeout and two walks across just 2.2 innings during a loss to the Athletics on Friday.
Friday was just one of those nights for Musgrove and the Pirates. Athletics veteran catcher Josh Phegley, who had 15 RBI last year, crushed Musgrove and Pirates pitching, knocking in eight runs. Musgrove struggled against multiple hitters, though, and the Pirates defense made matters worse, committing two errors early to get the ball rolling for the Oakland offense. It was a horrific start that dropped Musgrove to 1-3 this year, but he still has a 2.63 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 37.2 innings. Musgrove will look to get back on track on the road against the Cardinals next Thursday.
Musgrove (1-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over 6.2 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
After outdueling Clayton Kershaw through six innings, Musgrove wasn't quite as sharp in the seventh, and the defense behind him let him down. In fact, it seems likely Major League Baseball will change Austin Barnes' single in the seventh inning to an error on shortstop Cole Tucker upon review. Either way, it was another encouraging outing from Musgrove, who is missing more bats early on despite a dip in velocity. The right-hander lines up for a home start against Oakland next weekend.
Musgrove allowed three runs on five hits, struck out five and walked two across six innings in a no-decision during a 12-4 loss against the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Believe it or not, Musgrove was in line for the win even after his two stranded runners scored following his departure, but the Pirates bullpen blew yet another lead -- this one in dramatic fashion, giving up nine runs in the sixth and seventh. Musgrove has put together an excellent start to the season, but he is just 1-1 through four starts. He also has a 1.59 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, .180 batting average against and 26 strikeouts in 28.1 innings. His next start will be against the Dodgers on the road Saturday.
Musgrove allowed two runs on six hits and one walk across seven innings in Tuesday's extra-inning win over the Tigers. He had six strikeouts and did not factor in the decision.
The two earned runs were the first earned runs Musgrove has given up this season, though that hardly tarnishes his strong performance Tuesday. The 26-year-old has a dominant 0.81 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 21:4 K:BB through 22.1 innings and next lines up to take the mound Monday against the Diamondbacks.
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