Ty Wigginton is the answer to a pretty good trivia question: Who is the player the Pirates acquired for Kris Benson while apparently passing on Ryan Howard? Pittsburgh also got Jose Bautista in that deal. Both players went on to much greater success while wearing other team's laundry.
It was Wigginton who beat up on his old team tonight. With the score knotted at three in the eighth, Wiggy batted with the bases loaded and two gone. He poked one past Pedro Alvarez at third to empty the bases and push Colorado to victory.
Charlie Morton got off to a tough start. He walked the first two batters and Dexter Fowler, the lead off guy, advanced on an throwing error by Ryan Doumit. Morton got Carlos Gonzalez to hit into a run scoring double play.
Doumit made amends for his error with a two run homer in the second off Colorado starter Greg Reynolds.
Gonzalez got that run back in the next inning. Fowler induced a two out walk from Morton...
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.