Fun Facts From Pittsburgh Pirates Wildcard Win

The Pirates head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals in the NLDS

The Pirates head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals in the NLDS

PNC Park was 105.5 % full last night.  Hell, we saw tickets on Stub Hub for the Bowtie Bar, how does that work?

Andrew McCutchen looks ready for a long run.

And his Mom sang our National Anthem.  Pretty good night for Cutch.

We sent a text to Neil Walker‘s wife before the game telling her Neil was going to be a monster in the game.  We were taking a guess, but DAMN if Hometown didn’t get it done.  He hit some balls hard last night, even his outs.

This is the 2nd time the Pirates have hit at least 3 HR in a home postseason game. The other time was pretty big as well– Game 7 of the 1960 World Series versus those New York Yankees.
How about Frank the Tank?   Not only did he dominate early in this contest, but Francisco Liriano is also the first Buccos southpaw to get a hit in the postseason since John Candelaria did it back in 1979 against the Orioles.
Damn we love Russell Martin.  This one from Elias is damn cool.  Martin is the first catcher to HR for three different teams in postseason play. He’s homered for the Dodgers (2008), Yankees (2012) and Pirates (2013)
This isn’t from Elias, but the guy who jumped off the Clemente Bridge was the winner of the most impactful fan.  Damn cool.
We loved Marlon Byrd heading into this game.  Watching him crush a bomb in his first at-bat was something we will never forget.  It’s also pretty cool that he is the oldest player to homer in his first postseason at-bat, according to STATS.

Was Mat Latos wife the purchaser of the Bowtie Bar tickets?  Something happened to Dallas Latos and she wants the world to know about it.

DallasL

The Pittsburgh Police consider the case closed.

 

 

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  • Jorge

    I know it wasn’t intentional, but the Cick-Fil-a advertisement on the Cardinals logo picture is awesome.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      We try hard to make the annoying as hell ads be at least laughable. The other day when we did the Don’t Be A Douchebag at PNC Guide the spell check your signs Photoshop lined up with the misspelled ChikFila ad which we thought was really cool. ha ha

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