2-Minute Drill: Tempers Flare as Cubs, Arrieta Blank Pirates in NL Wild Card Game

Your daily regional sports update.

  • For the second consecutive year, the Pirates season ended with a shutout at home in the National League Wild Card Game. Cubs’ righty Jake Arrieta continued his historic pace, blanking Gerrit Cole and the Pirates 4-0 last night at PNC Park. The Pirates were dominated in last year’s NL Wild Card Game by Madison Bumgarner and the Giants in a 8-0 defeat.
  • The PIAA voted Wednesday to expand the number of classifications in nine sports including expanding to six classifications in five sports including football and boys’ and girls’ basketball.
  • D9Sports.com previews this week’s high school football action.
  • The Penguins will play their season opener tonight on the road as they take on the Dallas Stars at 8:30 p.m. on ROOT Sports. Phil Kessel, who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, will make his highly-anticipated Penguins debut.
  • Injured Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger could still be on track for an October 25 return.
  • Ted Berg of “For the Win” says the 98-win Pirates got a raw deal.

Copyright © 2022 EYT Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of the contents of this service without the express written consent of EYT Media Group, Inc. is expressly prohibited.

Comments are temporarily closed. A new and improved comments section will be added soon.