Anyone here not impressed by Andrew McCutchen. The Bucs rookie CF was involved in all three Pirate runs - scoring once and driving in two - as the Pirates erased a two run deficit against Cliff Lee.
Lee and Ross Ohlendorf each allowed two runs in seven innings of work. Neither got the decision. That would be left to the bullpens. Both relief corps walked the bases loaded in the 8th. For the Pirates John Grabow walked three but escaped when he whiffed Ryan Garko. Earlier in the inning Nyjer Morgan tracked down a long fly off the bat of Victor Martinez. Joe Smith walked two in 1/3 IP and Rafael Perez walked one, but got Jason Jaramillo to ground into an inning ending DP.
Matt Herges was on in the 9th but gave up three straight singles - to Jack Wilson, Eric Hinske and Cutch - for a walk off win for the Pirates. Matt Capps tossed the 9th for his first win of the year.
Have to be happy taking 2 of 3.
Ohlendorf was fine, allowing five hits and three walks in seven.
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.