It was a beautiful day in baseball and Aki Iwamura ended a long streak of futility. I was on hand to witness the historic event.
On hand for a rainy night in Pittsburgh. I got my Garrett Jones action figure and then watched him go 0-5.
The Pirates scored no runs. Guess where this is headed?
The Brewers only got five hits. Normally that'd be trouble. But the Pirates were blanked over the final eight innings as Milwaukee split the two game set.
Decent pitching and decent offense in the same game has been hard to come by. The Pirates scored six times with six different players knocking in a run. They got a solid effort from the pitching staff, too. The results: a win.
Count me surprised. Zach Duke outpitched Roy Halladay. Bucs win!
Delwyn Young homered leading off the game. That was the highlight of the night for Pittsburgh and it wasn't nearly enough.
Pittsburgh lost a close one - something a bit unusual for the year. What wasn't surprising is that an error helped the Cubs get back in it late.
Octavio Dotel slammed the door on a 9th inning Chicago attempt at tying the score. It was another nail biter and the Buccos came out on top again.
Thanks goodness for Wrigley. The Pirate bats woke up. Big time.
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