1925 Pirate Replay, May 20: Kremer, Pirates Coast to Win Over Robins

The Pirates pounded out 22 hits and got a strong start from Ray Kremer in a 12-3 win in Brooklyn.  The game let them salvage a split in their four-game series with the Robins.

The Pirates scored early and often against Brooklyn starter Jesse Petty.  They got three in the first, thanks in part to a two-out pop fly by Clyde Barnhart that dropped behind second and drove in Eddie Moore, who’d doubled.  Later in the inning, Glenn Wright hit a long single to left with runners at the corners, long enough that Pie Traynor made it all the way home from first.

The Bucs added three more in the second.  Max Carey tripled in Earl Smith, then scored on a double by Kiki Cuyler.  After Robins’ manager Wilbert Robinson lifted Petty for Tiny Osborne, Barnhart singled in Cuyler to make it 6-0.

Kremer held Brooklyn down most of the game, allowing just six hits and one earned run.  He gave up a run in the bottom of the third on a two-out single by Jack Fournier, then another in the fourth on an error by Moore with two on.  The Robins didn’t really threaten again until the ninth, when an error by first baseman Al Niehaus and a double by former Pirate Cotton Tierney brought in the Robins’ last run.

By then, the Pirates had run up the score.  They took, at the time, a 7-1 lead in the top of the fourth on another RBI single by Barnhart.  A pair of two-out runs came home in the sixth when Barnhart and Traynor doubled, and Wright singled.  Three more followed in the eighth when Traynor and Wright singled, Niehaus doubled, and Smith singled.  That stretched the lead to 12-2, with the Robins’ ninth-inning run finishing the scoring at 12-3.

Kremer’s record improved to 2-1.  Barnhart, Traynor and Wright each had four hits, and Carey three.  Barnhart and Wright each drove in three.

The Pirates are back to within a game of .500 at 13-14.  They’re in a tie with the Reds for fourth place.  Tomorrow they open a three game series in New York against the Giants.