It’s not often that Ronny Cedeno is the star of the game, but when he is, you know the Pirates probably lost the game. You are very wise my friend. After Rickie Weeks showed just how bad he can be on the basepaths, he ran into the steel wall known by some as Ronny Cedeno. Some words were said back and forth. We assume Weeks couldn’t understand that Cedeno speaks fourteen different languages at the same time. Soon after Weeks was tagged out, both teams benches and their respective bullpens emptied.
And that’s it.
The most dangerous man in the world can even stop a bench clearing brawl from happening. Rumor has it that President Obama will summon Cedeno to The White House for a briefing before Cedeno is sent to the Middle East.
Stay thirsty my friends.
Cedeno would tie the game after the incident when he hit a two-run bomb to left center. The Brewers would come right back in their half of the fourth to reclaim the lead. Ryan Braun, who was hitting .167 in his last ten games and had a contused ankle, had the big blow and stole bases at will on his apparently one good ankle. Shocking.
The Brewers fourth could have had a different fate if Corey Hart was picked off second. James McDonald nearly had the Brewers outfielder leaning and Neil Walker slapped a nice tag, but it just wasn’t in time. Hart was safe and would score the Brewers third run on a single by Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo. It was Gallardo’s second hit of the game. Yeh, the pitcher gets a hit for what….the third game in a row? Shocking. The Pirates McDonald couldn’t buy a freaking hit last night despite several situations where a few grand for a knock would have been a game changer. Oh well, the Bucs are two under .500 now, but at least McDonald displayed better bat speed than Lyle Overbay did last night.
The Cedeno blast was the only mistake for Yo Gallardo. He scattered five hits and struckout five Bucs. The offensively challenged Pirates did manage three walks against Yo who improved to 4-2 on the season and 7-1 against Pittsburgh.
The Brew Crew would never let the lead escape.
5-2 Brewers final.