Monday, April 18, 2011

Recap: Outlast. BUCS WIN.

team-spacer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 inning-spacer R H E LOB
Pirates 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 score-spacer 7 9 2 8
Reds 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 score-spacer 6 15 1 13

This game really went down to the wire. The lead went back and forth and it seemed like the Reds had unlimited baserunners. But in the end, Joel Hanrahan was able to slam the door with a 5-out save. McCutchen led the way for the Pirate bats, going 3 for 3 with a homer and 2 walks. Neil Walker and Garrett Jones both went 2 for 4 with a walk; Walker had a double and GFJ had another opposite field bomb. Jose Tabata added another homer. Cutch and Tabata's homers led off the game for the Bucs, a feat that has only been accomplished twice before in the history of the Pirates. Ronny Cedeno was all over the map. He made a great defensive play to get a double play, but then made some weird decisions batting and running, like bunting with corner bases on and no outs, and trying to take 3rd when there was no good reason to do so. If I'm Hurdle, I don't even know what to say to him. Hard to believe the Bucs are 6-3 on the road. Now, if only their home record was a little better, we'd be in business.

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