Coming back to Earth

Well reality sunk in and hell has not frozen over.

The Pirates will not be undefeated this season.

 

paul maholm.jpgThe Dodgers laid it on the Bucs 11-2. The lack of offense on our end was thanks to excellent starting pitching from my fantasy team ace, Chad Billingsley. He hit 100 pitches within the first five innings and later handed the ball over to Jared “Dream” Weaver. He worked his way out of jams and worked masterfully.

Even though the Bucs lost their first game of the season, by nine runs at that, taking two of three from the Dodgers is no easy feat. I am very proud of the team and their scrappy play thus far in the young infant season.

Wednesdays game was glorious. A lot of my West Virginia friends made the trip up but I had to stay home. As weird as it was for six guys who are not Pirates fans to drive an hour for a Pirates game, they had a great time and were not only treated to a walk off win, but dollar tickets as well! Soak that in for a sec, dollar tickets! They had great seats too, section 113 down the left field line.

 

Thumbnail image for pumped pirates.jpgRonny Cedeno was the hero of the game drilling a pitch to left field for the walkoff. A glorious moment that probably sent the 30,000 at PNC Park into a fury.

With three games down I still remain optimistic that Pittsburgh will surprise people this year. .500 is reachable!

The squad now heads to Pheonix with a weekend series at Chase Field against the Diamondbacks.

photo credits: Keith Srakocic/AP, Peter Diana/Post Gazette

 

7 Comments

Matt, your Pirates totally made my heart stop!! They almost swept the Dodgers so don’t write them off.
http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

Matt,
You mean Jeff Weaver. I am so glad that we were able to salvage one game. Oh, so you have Billz in our fantasy league! I have Padilla and Kershaw. I thought I was safe from their high ERA but the bye was lifted. Oh well.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

I think that the Pirates will have to be simply amazing to get to .500. But if Jones and McCutch do their thing, the offense should be ok. I’m just worried about your pitching a little bit. But your team is young, and with youth comes unexpected results!

http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

I watched that game. ouch! But Hey!…you’re still winning games at a .600 clip!
; )
mike BTB

So you gotta lose 1 or 2 games on the year…LOL but my prediction of the Pirates being a better than .500 team this year are holding true…:-) okay it only a week

-peter
Phillies Outside

:(

I really did enjoy the start of the season for the Buccs! Y’all were lookin good! I enjoy watching Andrew mccutchen! He’s electric :D

http://mimi.mlblogs.com

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