Do you believe in miracles? THE PIRATES DO!

MIRACLES.jpgI kind of jumped the gun a little with last nights post. I had just seen Snell get yanked from the game and assumed that the Bucs were detined for another loss, their 29th of the year. However, by the glory of Andy LaRoche teh Pirates pulled together a 5-run 8th innings and propelled Pittsburgh to a 8-5 win over teh Mets. I love answered runs and the Pirates had 8 of them last night.

The Buccos put together a string of 13 hits in the game and were relentless at the plate. Nyjer Morgan went 2-4, Adam LaRoche went 3-5, Jack Wilson went 3-4, Jason Jaramillo went 2-4 and Andy went 3-4 with 3 RBI and a TRIP_TRIP_ TRIPLE.

The big hit was delievered by pinch hitter Delwyn Young. His single drove in the go-ahead run and gave the Bucs momenum to add their insurance in  the same inning. 

This was a special game for a handful of reasons.

1) My good friend Chris Kiernan was able to witness the game. If you remeber a few weeks back when “A Deeper Look Inside Chris Kiernan” was written, he is from New Jersey. Being in teh New York metropolitan area he was able to catch the game on Chris was fresh off a visit to a minor league game where the Trenton Thunder played against teh Pittsburgh AA farm club, the Altoona Curve. Prior to the game he went down to the baseline and scored me some autographs of future Pirates players. He was very generous and so were the players. He offered them words of encouragement in hopes of seeing them at PNC Park in the near future.

2) Capps got a save. I’ve been very nervous as of late when I see him warming up. However, it seems that the dust has settled and the Capper has found his groove once again.

3) Attendance= 11,812. While the Mets were probably shocked at that number the Pirates probably weren’t. For a weekday game that is actually decent in Pittsburgh. We’re so used to crowds below 10,000 dipping into the 8,000s. With summer quickly approaching and the Pirates looking above average get used to Western Pennsylvania residents flocking the North Shore to see some Bucco baseball

4) Its a win and you know what that means…

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER…23-28

 

 

Photo Credit: AP photo/gene puskar

 

 

4 Comments

Things are looking good for the Pirates right now, or at least they’re looking up! I bet they’ll be able to draw some good crowds this summer, especially if they can improve their record. Buying cheap tickets to a ballgame sounds like the perfect summer activity to me! I hope the Pirates can keep it up.
Paige
http://bestof162.mlblogs.com/

Lesson learned – NEVER give up until the last out is made!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

It is easy to get frustrated when your team is down. The Pirates and Reds are both good young teams that you can’t count out. They battle to the end!Russhttp://wight4256.mlblogs.com

Matt,
I am so glad that Andy Laroche & Delwyn Young are delivering. They came thru the dodger farm so I like them to do well. I was looking at the schedule that we do not play each other until September.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

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