I'm dumbfounded. Flabbergasted. I don't have anything even remotely witty or comical to say. No one liners. No sarcastic remark. All I know is Ryan Vogelsong - yes, that Ryan Vogelsong - handcuffed the Pirates on four hits and two walks in picking up his first win since before anyone outside of Illinois had heard of Barack Obama.
It hopeful from the onset. Pittsburgh scored one in the first. Lyle Overbay walked and Neil Walker knocked him in with a double. But hte Pirate offense would stall, failing to advance anyone past second base until the sixth inning.
In the meantime, San Francisco had one big inning. But that was all it took. That inning would be the third one. Mike Fontenot singled and Eli Whiteside was hit by a pitch. Vogelsong dropped ...
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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.