Pittsburgh Pirates: Young Bucs Impress, Other Takeaways From Series Victory Against the Phillies

Takeaways from the Pirates taking two of three from the Phillies at PNC Park

Jul 30, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates teammates mob center fielder Josh
Jul 30, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates teammates mob center fielder Josh / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Josh Palacios joins some good company

Sunday afternoon, Josh Palacios made his first start since returning to the Pirates on Friday to take the roster spot created when Carlos Santana was traded. Palacios had a pinch-hit single on Friday, then had a huge game on Sunday afternoon.

Palacios went 3-for-4 with a double that helped spark an 8th inning rally to tie the game. He then ended the game when he launched a walk off 2-run home run in the 10th inning. With that home run, Palacios joined some pretty good company.

Palacios did not just hit a walk off home run, he did so on his birthday. By doing this he joined three of the best players in MLB history as the only players this century to hit a walk off home run on their birthday.

One heck of a happy birthday to Palacios who continues to prove to be a quality fourth outfielder.

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