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First Pitch: What Really Led to the Comeback by the Pirates

First Pitch: What Really Led to the Comeback by the Pirates

So if you were on Twitter during the game, you saw this. If not, here's the story of what really led to the Pirates comeback today. James Santelli has been working on a Garrett Jones article this week, which took a lot of research and time to put together. You can check it out here: Analysis: Teams Should Shift Their Infield More Against Garrett Jones.

I didn't want to upload the article during the game, since I didn't want it to get lost in the game updates. Then the Pirates were down 5-0 and it didn't look like there was any chance they were going to come alive. So I DMed James with the following message: "Screw it. I'm uploading now. Not like the game will be much competition." His response: "Haha now that's optimism!"

It turned out that it was a reverse jinx. Immediately after uploading that, the Pirates scored four runs in the seventh inning. They were back. But they fell short of the total comeback, and I was finishing up my work at McKechnie. So I tried another reverse jin...

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