Thursday, May 3, 2007 was significant for the Pittsburgh Pirates because it was their last victory in Milwaukee. Also on that date, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal sparked a worldwide search.
April 27,2010 will be remembered by Pirates fans as the day the Bucs had battled, but were a run shy with three outs to go in the game. It wouldn’t matter that the Bucs had been outscored by the Brewers in such a dominating manner for such a long period of time. Thirteen bells had began to toll and another loss seemed evident for the Pirates.
The music was for Trevor Hoffman who was on to get the last three outs for the Brewers, grab his 595th career save and extend the Brewers winning streak over the Pirates to 23 games. Well….
Ronny Cedeno doesn’t care for the Bon Scott tribute song by AC/DC. He greeted Hoffman with a homer to tie the game. Then with the bases loaded, Ryan Doumit crushed a grand slam. [Here are the video highlights in case you missed it] The boos cascaded from the Miller Park faithful. It sounded like angels singing. Cue the music. PRAISE JESUS!
Jeff Karstens pitched smart, scattered the Brewers six hits, allowed a homerun and spread four walks over his 6.2 innings. Huge isn’t large enough to describe how desperately his performance was needed. Karstens pitched well enough to get the win, but more importantly, Karstens kept the Pirates in the game and rested the taxed bullpen.
Jeff Clement, Andy LaRoche and Ryan Doumit had big nights for the Bucs.
Each of the losses in the streak are covered in this post at ESPN.
Although this is a happy day for Pirates fans, Madeline is still missing. FindMadeline.com
Fansided will go over two million hits this month. Hence, our server is being upgraded. It will be much easier to type posts in the basement very soon. It’s been a struggle to get posts up, but our new server will be tremendous. It will be fixed soon.
Go Bucs. Take the series today. Remember guys, it’s an early game tomorrow.