The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their tenth straight game. It was record breaking stuff too. In Pittsburgh Pirates history, the team had never lost more than six games in a homestand, yesterday’s 7-3 loss to the Padres was seven. Not that you could tell from the crowd at PNC Park.
Brandon Wood provided the Bucs offense with a three-run bomb. It ignited the Bucco faithful.
The fans at PNC went absolutely nuts when Joel Hanrahan entered the game in the ninth. It takes a lot to give it up for this team in the middle of a season that has left many fans wandering who pissed off the baseball gods.
It was a cool sight and many of you were a part of it. Kudos. Especially when one considers a couple things that were happening at the ballpark.
It was Andrew McCutchen day. Cutch was given a well deserved, if ill timed day off.
Errors both on the field and in the lineup card were many. The errors on the field were met with spirited boos by the faithful. The lineup construction was an entirely different head scratcher.
But despite a four run deficit in the ninth inning, the fans were rowdy and on their feet as Slipknot raged and Hanrahan entered the game. It was amazing on so many levels. It seemed that none of the fans cared that one of the worst offenses in baseball had burnt out scoreboard bulbs to the tune of 35 runs. My hats off. (Thanks to everyone for the pictures, we will try and get them up later.)
It’s hard to believe this game was 1-0 with two outs in the sixth inning. Pirates starter Kevin Correia was cruising along. He wasn’t pitching great, but it was much improved over previous starts at PNC Park. Then he hit the wall.
….I really didn’t want to give up any more runs….maybe I tried to force it. Kevin Correia
One thing that wasn’t forced was the passion of the Pirates faithful.