Comments on: 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Top Prospects Consensus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/01/blog-post.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:43:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: jfredland http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/01/blog-post.html#comment-14415 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/01/2009-pittsburgh-pirates-top-prospects-consensus.html#comment-14415 On this date in 2002…

The Pirates rallied for four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Phillies 7-4 in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park.  After Abraham Nunez’ single of Phillies starter Vicente Padilla drove in Mike Benjamin to tie the game, Armando Rios’ two-run single off reliever Ricky Botallico broke the tie.  The victory was the Pirates’ fifth in a row, and it increased their lead in the NL Central to two games over St. Louis.

Two more robust offensive showings later–the Bucs outscored the Phils 22-12 over the weekend–the Pirates had a sweep of their in-state rival, six consecutive victories and a 12-5 record, the only time since 1992 that they have been seven games over .500.

Here’s the box score and play-by-play:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT200204190.shtml

Here’s the NY Times’ game story:

http://tinyurl.com/6lnr8w5

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