Thanks goodness for Wrigley. The Pirate bats woke up. Big time.

Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones each collected five hits and homered. The Bucs used a late comeback against Carlos Zambrano to win it.

Brian Burres was ineffective, yielding six runs in four innings. The bullpen was tough - going the rest of the way without allowing a run. Former Bucco Tom Gorzelanny wasn't much better. But he was in line for the win after he left, having tossed five innings and giving up five runs.

But Zambrano gave up a three run jack to Jones in the 8th to break a 6-6 tie. McCutchen piled on by smacking a solo homer in the 9th inning. That made a winner of Evan Meek. He gave up two hits in two innings, while whiffing four. Zambrano took the loss.

The Good
16 hits and 10 runs. Woo hoo.

McCutchen stol...

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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.