So this is what a win feels like

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Before I express my feelings of relief, just got to ask one thing. Whats up with this celebration? I love seeing it. I love the look on the players faces when they are in mid air rejoicing after a win. I just don’t like that every team does it. I feel so proud as a Pirates fan knowing the Jolly Roger has just been raised and my boys are up like this, but every team in the MLB does it. It really rubs me the wrong way. I hope some team, I would love it be the Pirates, to come up with their own victory celebration. I would honestly like some touchdown celebrations of sorts. Nothing too drastic just an after the game dance or diddy out in the outfield. It would be a great marketing tool and players and fans alike can partake in their own jigs.

Now enough about that let me just say that a win is a win. They don’t come often but I surely enjoyed this 7-3 win over the respectable Rockies.

The Pirates owned this game from start to finish. Nearly every player contributed to the win in their own special way.

ross o.jpgStarting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf was outstanding on the mound. He picked up his tenth win and now stands at 10-8. He went 6 innings giving up 6 runs and surrendering 3 earned runs. He was a little shaky as he gave up 2 home runs but still managed to work his way out of jams. He showed that he has the poise to avoid disastorous situations and get the key outs.

 

 

 

ryan doumit.jpgRyan Doumit maneuvered his way out of a deeper funk. He notched a double as he went 2-4 with a walk and run scored. Doumit has been iffy all season. He started out hot, but went down with an injury that kept him out for a few months. On his rehab stints he stunk up the joint in the minor leagues. He failed to get hits and looked like a scrub. He has been equally scrubby since his return to the 25 man roster. He’s had his moments with 2 hit games, such as this one, but he has gone hitless in too many games. A good showing at the plate and a win may boost his confidence.

 

 

 

 

last. m.jpgLastings Milledge is not off the hook either. I love his potential and upside but he still has not proven he is the answer in left field. I still do miss Nyjer Morgan but I honestly believe Milledge will live up to the hype and be a star. You can see he puts in time in the weight room and stretches out those meaty legs. He flashed his hops during the game robbing a homerun and elevating above the outfield wall. It was a sensational grab and earned the number one spot on Baseball Tonight “Web Gems” The hosts ,emtyioned that the Pirates hold the lead for team appearances on the web gem segment. A cool honor and rightfully so as it seems night in and night out there is also a Buc on the spotlight.

 

 

 

cutch run.jpgAndrew McCutchen had another hat trick tonight. Remember 2 weeks ago when he hit 3 homeruns. Well as an encore a few days later he went hog wild again. Cutch stole 3 bases. An amazing feat and something only those special players can perform. He has some outstanding speed in those legs. To get him off and running is a great sign, and a warning sign for opposing teams. Getting him on base and on the move will definately score some run. (3 for him tonite)

 

DY-TB.jpgOne of my favorite faces of the Pirates organization is 3rd base coach Tony Beasley. Not only does his last name rhyme with mine he is a charasmatic fellow, like myself. I sometimes question his decsions about sending and holding runners, but 9 times out of ten he knows how to handle it. Last week his father and aunt dies, just a few days apart from each other. He was on leave to be with his family in these tough times. I love his courage and wish the best to his family. Its great to have him back guiding the Bucs. Here Beasley is with Delwyn Young. DY just laced a triple scoring two runs. He finsihed the game 2-5.

 

 

 

Maybe this game will right the ship and direct the Bucs to more wins. I know its late in the season but I hope they can finish respectably. Like I’ve preached before I want to see hope for the future. Tonight I surely did. My goal for the Bucs is to always finish above the Indians when the season is all said and done. We are a few games back now but if the push continues, watch out Tribe.

7 Comments

Just keep beating up those Rockies. Good for the Dodgers. Nice picture of Delwyn Young. Glad to see him get playing time. Be good to him. He is a very nice guy.
http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

I like the young Pirates team, but I’m not a fan of the over celebration after the win. All that jumping around and joking around and messing around… come on, fellas, you’re a basement bottom team. Act like you’ve won before. Just my opinion.
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

That’s a nice idea for teams to have their own celebration, but I also agree with Jeff- it’s one regular season win, it doesn’t need a huge celebration.
Congrats on the win after that tough weekend.

http://the3rs.mlblogs.com/

The Pirates finally broke out of their losing streak, maybe they can finish out of last place in their division too when this season is over and not just over the Indians of the AL Central.

Matthew Tang
http://matt7.mlblogs.com/

Milledge had quite a catch last night. I’m not saying that a guy like Morgan couldn’t have made it, but at least the guy you got for Morgan did. I wish I could get more Pirates games on tv. I think they are a fun team full of hustle and talent. They might lose alot, but I think they are going to be something soon.
http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

You are right! Baseball needs it’s own version of a touchdown celebration! What a great idea! And congrats on the win; it feels good doesn’t it?

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

*Matt – off topic, but tonight’s Yankee game is Sabathia vs. Snell. Can’t wait… Wish you could tune in if you can’t, because Snell’s last start in Seattle was probably one of his best of the year…

http://jquist.mlblogs.com/

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