Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting was shown on tv early in the game. Hat tip to @3rdBoss

Kevin Correia Keeps On Winning For Pirates


WOLPACK!

The Pittsburgh Pirates are much more than the highly likeable Clint Hurdle quotes like the one before the season when he said the Pirates would adopt a Wolfpack Mentality.   

It’s one thing for Hurdle to say cool quotes in an aww shucks style to the beat writers after the game.  It’s another thing when the Pirates back up their skipper.  Especially on foreign soil.  The Pirates won their fifth road series in San Diego with some solid performance from role players who seem to have taken the whole wolpack thing to heart.

The Pirates good effort was spread all over a bench player ridden lineup last night, but what impressed me the most was watching Kevin Correia.  He wasn’t dazzling, just deathly efficient. 

Did you happen to see the right hander charge off the mound to glove a grounder near first base and apply the tag to Patterson?  It wasn’t a very pretty play, but perhaps the effort was what caught my attention.  Correia doesn’t have the overpowering stuff of pitcher with five wins on the year.  But the one thing the soft spoken Correia seems to have is a massive desire to win.  Gotta love that.

The Pirates offense came up big in the third inning right around the time Clayton Richard was throwing his 70th pitch.  The count was full and the bases were drunk with Pirates.  Ryan Doumit destroyed a baseball into the seats of PETCO Park. 

Video link of the Doumit Slam

The Bucs scored seven runs on three hits in the third.  One run was earned.  Yeh, the Padres defined ugly in this game.

Rashard Mendenhall feels the ninth inning performance by Jose Veras was simply an excuse to show Bob Nutting on camera.

A Matt Diaz over-the-head catch at the warning track ended the game.

The Bucs are off today before the Houston Astros roll into PNC Park.

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  • HankS

    Oh it was great to see the Pirates capitalize off the Padres mistakes, it was also great that I was awake to see this game cause those 10pm starts KILL me lol.

    OMG your Bob Nutting working out Photo Shop might be your BEST yet hahahahahah That is great!!!!!

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      I really enjoyed the game man, but couldn’t figure out what to do with Nutting’s picture, UNTIL I watched it again on Tivo. Somehow we missed Bob working out, but fortunately grabbed it in time for the story. Appreciate your comments Hank…

  • cedric

    Am I the only person who gets angry whenever I see Nutting? what, since the buc’s are hovering around may, he decided to come out of hiding and pretend he is involved in his team?

    keep it up rum….love the site

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      thanks man…it’s comments like yours that fuel the fire.