Cedeno homered and started a bench emptying altercation.
Yovani Gallardo has the Pirates number. On the mound. At the plate. He's a pain in the rear. Gallardo added a win, two hits, two runs and an RBI to his already impressive resume against the Pirates.
The Pirates wasted an early chance against Gallardo. He gave up a single to Neil Walker and then walked Pedro Alvarez to commence the top of the second. But Lyle Overbay and Chris Snyder were retired without either runner advancing. Ronny Cedeno was walked and James McDonald whiffed.
Runs were scored and tempers flared in the bottom of the third. Jonathan Lucroy led off with a homer. Gallardo singled and Rickie Weeks doubled to put two on with no one out. Carlos Gomez whiffed and Ryan Braun grounded into a fielder's choice that scored Gallardo but resulted in Weeks getting into a run down. He was retired when Cedeno tagged him. He apparently tagged him harder than Weeks felt necessary. They exchanged words. The benches and b...
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.