Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another recap

Once again, real life (school mostly) is getting in the way of posting to this blog, and the season is almost over, so let's do a review of what I've missed and give the season a proper send off with a real recap of the final game of the season.

September 15: Pirates 7, New York 8
A late rally fell short, but Pedro had a triple and Cutch hit his 14th homer.

September 16: Pirates 2, New York 6
A triple by Cedeno was the only highlight in this one.

September 17: Arizona 3, Pirates 4
Ronny Cedeno's walk-off single lifts the Buccos over the D-Backs.

September 18: Arizona 6, Pirates 9
Bowker goes 3 for 4, and he and Cutch both had homers to highlight this high-scoring game.

September 19: Arizona 3, Pirates 4
Jose Tabata and Neil Walker's 12th homer drive in 3 in the 8th to help the Bucs earn their 3rd sweep of the year.

September 21: St. Louis 2, Pirates 5
Maholm earns his 4th win in a row and Tabata hits a 2-RBI triple to mark the first time the Bucs have won 4 games in a row all season.

September 22: St. Louis 6, Pirates 11
Charlie Morton has 6 good innings and gets a W; Bowker and Alvarez go yard to propel the Bucs to a season-best 5 wins in a row.

September 23: St. Louis 9, Pirates 2
Burres lasts just 2.1 innings and Pujols hits two dingers to cap this drubbing.

September 24: Houston 10, Pirates 7
A Garrett Jones triple and an Andy LaRoche home run are the highlights as the Pirates reach the century mark.

September 25: Houston 4, Pirates 6
Pedro smacks his 13th and scores on a wild pitch to give the 25,350 fans a victory.

September 26: Houston 3, Pirates 9
Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez (3 for 4) bring across 5 to earn a victory in the last game at PNC Park in 2010.

September 27: Pirates 4, St. Louis 6
Pedro goes 3 for 3 with a walk and a his 14th homer, but it's not enough as the Pirates fail to hold onto a lead.

September 28: Pirates 7, St. Louis 2
Brian Burres goes to 4-4 and Garrett Jones goes 3 for 5 to power the Buccos past the Redbirds.

September 29: Pirates 1, St. Louis 4
Only Cutch showed any life, going 2 for 4 with a double, as the Bucs are downed by the Cards.

September 30: Pirates 9, Florida 11
Pedro goes 4 for 5 and drives in 5, but it's still not enough to make up for Zach Duke's horrible 9-run effort.

October 1: Pirates 5, Florida 1
Chan Ho Park breaks the record for MLB wins by an Asian-born player, and Pedro and Chris Snyder both have homers to assure the Bucs are only able to tie the major league record for worst road season.

October 2: Pirates 0, Florida 2
The Bucs outhit the Fish, but still lose as they can't bring anyone across the plate.

And that's where we stand right now. With a win today, the Pirates avoid yet another dubious record; if they lose, they tie the 1963 Mets for the worst road record in MLB history. The Pirates have already clinched the worst record in the majors for 2010. Brian Burres needs a win to be the only Pirate starting pitcher with a winning record in 2010. Let's Go Bucs.