Wet, Wild Pirates, Reds HR Derby Yes! Yes! Yes!


Pirates Yes chant

The Pittsburgh Pirates hit three sets of back-to-back homeruns which cued the Yes! Yes! Yes! chant that will rock PNC Park throughout the 2014 season.  Each of the homers were solo shots.  Gaby Sanchez and Neil Walker hit back-to-back bombs twice.  Starling Marte and Travis Snider went back-to-back in the fifth inning. That’s a whole lot of Yes!

Apr 14, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) is congratulated by first baseman Gaby Sanchez (17) after hitting a home run during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

The scene was wild, wet and windy as the Bucs and Cincinnati Reds played to a 7-7 draw at rain soaked Great American Ballpark.  The Reds hits four home runs with Todd Frazier, left fielder Ryan Ludwick, first baseman Joey Votto and catcher Devin Mesoraco going yard.

The troubling sign for the Bucs was three of the homers were hit off Wandy Rodriguez.  The lefty would get to two strikes and then tried coming inside a few too many times.  The southpaw gave up six runs.  Bryan Morris allowed the other homer, the first run he has given up in his impressive season.

The ten bombs are a new record for GABP.

BEST HOMER: With so many choices, it was hard to pick just one.  But we are going with the Pittsburgh Kid.  Neil Walker hit an absolute bomb which wins our favorite of the night.

The game will be resumed tonight and Root Sports will carry the conclusion of the suspended game which will begin at 5:30 with the game tied in the top of the seventh.  I think there will be a few more homers coming.  Yes! Yes! Yes!

Pirates Yes!