Deja Vu: Pirates Fall To Reds In Extra
By Tom Smith
In a flashback of 24 hours earlier, the Pirates launched a big comeback. It started with a John Bowker RBI double, then Andrew McCutchen walked. Jose Tabata singled to score Bowker. McCutchen and Tabata pulled off a double steal. And up walked Neil Walker to face the flame throwing Arodlis Chapman.
Walker ripped a 99mph heater through the middle scoring the speedy Cutch and Jose and suddenly the Bucs had a 4-3 lead. Walkers hitting streak has reached 17. He can tie the Pirates rookie record today.
Pirates reliever Joel Hanrahan couldn’t hold the lead and the Reds tied it in the bottom of the ninth.
Joey Votto walked the Bucs off with a bomb of Pirates reliever Justin Thomas. Reds 5- Pirates-4. Loss number 94.
Pete Rose was honored before the game. Well he was permitted to do a prerecorded video to the fans. We got a text from McEhlone who was at the game. One of the sponsors is “Hollywood Casino.” Nice.