Just when all 12 people watching last night’s game thought the Pirates were going to succumb their third straight to the Braves, the Battlin’ Bucs came back and took another giant dump down Atlanta’s throat this season.
Let’s start things off at the top of the 9th. With two on and no outs, Braves center field Ender Inciarte robbed Josh Harrison with this sick game-saving catch at the wall to keep the Braves up, 5-3:
Two batters later, with two outs and the bases juiced, Mr. Clutch, Jose Osuna, ripped a single to left off of Braves closer Jose Ramirez to nod things up, 5-5.
One inning later, the Pirates peppered it on with seven runs in the top of 10th, which included back-to-back-to-back bombs from David Freese, Mr. Clutch, and Jordy Mercer, respectively.
If this wasn’t the most 1993-2012 Pirates thing ever, I don’t know what is. The team that currently ranks 27th in home runs deciding to spank three consecutive dingers when they don’t even need them. I neglected to point out the fact that the Pirates were already up three runs when the home run parade came, but I think you get the point. Even good things can make you miserable about the Pirates right now.
Pens in 7.