Top five Pittsburgh Pirates moments from the 2015 regular season
By Jose Negron
2.) 7-12-2015 – Pirates walk off to end first half
To say that the Pirates ended the first half of the 2015 regular season in style would be a huge understatement. In a pivotal series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pirates looked to gain ground the National League Central division race with a huge four game set against their division foes. In the final game of the first half, the Pirates looked to take the series on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. With the Pirates down 5-3 in the 10th inning, Cardinals All-Star closer Trevor Rosenthal took the mound looking to help the Cards salvage a series split. With the Pirates down to their final out, that vision went up in smoke. Following an RBI single from Starling Marte, which cut the deficit to 5-4 and a Jung Ho Kang single, Francisco Cervelli stepped to the plate with an opportunity to tie the ball game. Cervelli hit one down the right field line that scored the tying run and put the game winning run at third base. Gregory Polanco did the rest, lining a walkoff single into right field, giving Rosenthal only his second blown save of the season. Being at this particular game, I could experience first hand the excitement. This was one of 11 walkoff wins for the Pirates this season and it truly showcased the “never say die” attitude that has been associated with the Pirates all season long.
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