The Pittsburgh Pirates are in a very important stretch of their schedule with fifteen consecutive games against the NL Central.
At PNC Park yesterday, it got off to a sketchy start for the Bucs, but the team fought back tied the game, and then added on and Hanranator closed it out.
The ROOT Sports coverage was so solid today. What the Pirates did for the veterans today left me speechless on several occassions. You know I’m a vet and that stuff tore me up. The sacrifices military families make is beyond belief.
PNC Park was sold out for the fourth consecutive game. That is a first in the history of the ballpark. Unreal.
Chase d’Arnaud had two more hits and scored the go ahead run in the fifth inning on yet another Neil Walker RBI. We still can’t say enough about Alex Presley who had a triple to go with his three hits. He was tagged out at second on the first play of the game after his base hit was gunned to second by Pirates killer Hunter Pence.
What impressed me the most during the game was how much the Bucs made Brett Myers work. Myers had never allowed 13 hits in his career. His career. The guy pitches serious innings every season. As those PNC Bank commercials say, now that’s an accomplishment.
The Pirates hitters made him work deep into counts and saw a ton of pitches from the Astros right hander. Myers typically owns the Bucs, it’s a great sign for Buccos fans. Did I hear 54 hits in the past few games. What?
The Pirates are so close to first place. Again, unreal. This post is over, back to the deck to celebrate.
What the Pirates did today was cool, what Charlie Morton, Joel Hanrahan, and several Buccos did after the game was really damn cool. My hats off to the Bucs for making me proud to be a Pirates fan today and it has nothing to do with what happened on the baseball field.
Here is what you missed while you were partying all weekend: