The Pittsburgh Pirates started growing moustaches, modified existing facial hair, or completely ignored the request (Aki Iwamura) six days ago. The Pirates have won three games and lost one since including last nights victory over the San Francisco Giants.
About ten seconds before this,
Bob Walk said, “look at all the room behind these guys, a double ties the ball game.”
Andrew McCutchen was four for five with a homerun that knocked Todd Wellemeyer out. Wellemeyer isn’t a road warrior. He is 0-3 witha a 9+ ERA away from friendly San Fran.
What made the sellout crowd thrilled was to see the Bucs destroy such awful pitching. After Wellemeyer hit the showers, the Pirates didn’t exactly hit well the rest of the way, what did they muster four, but nonetheless, PNC Park looks great with a fullhouse.
Neil Walker keeps raking. He was two for three with a walk,an RBI and scored twice thanks to Ryan Doumit who was two for three with his sixth homerun and drove in four.
Paul Maholm worked his sinker with his changeup all night. He was in the zone and mixed speeds to get ahead. Maholm continues to show he is the one Pirates reliable starter.