Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Super Hang On. Bucs WIN

6 11 1 10
7 11 0 5

This win nearly wasn't, as the Pirates allowed the Reds to score 5 runs after going up 7-1.  But Joel Hanrahan hung on in the 9th to record his first save as a Bucco.

The Pirate bats awoke in a big way after going into hibernation mode for the past 4 games.  Neil Walker went 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs and a double, which bounced of the Clemente wall to score the 3 Bucs on the bags. Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Lastings Milledge went 2 for 4 with a double. Chris Snyder got the ball rolling when he ripped a nice single to center which scored Pedro and Milledge.

A scary moment early on when Cutch got hit in the neck by a pitch by Mike Leake.  He was taken out of the game and rush to the hospital for x-rays, which came back negative. He's officially listed as Day-to-Day.  Maholm responded by beaning Leake in the leg when he came to bat, resulting in warnings for both benches.

The Race For Last remains largely unchanged, as all 4 of the bottom teams recorded a win. The current standings:

1. Baltimore
2. Pittsburgh (4 GB)
3. Seattle & Arizona (7 GB)
5. Cleveland (12 GB)

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