Game 154: Pirates 6 Dodgers 5

If you had asked me before the game today what I thought this Pirate team needed, I would’ve said a walk-off win. There’s something about a huge hit and the ensuing celebration that just kind of melts away the sort of slump this team is in. It’s not that rallying for four runs in the ninth inning today means that this past month hasn’t happened. It’s not like Lastings Milledge’s big single automatically prevents 100 losses. But it does mean that when we think back to September, one of the things we’ll remember is this. In a sea of ugly bullpen outings, stranded runners, and Matt Capps implosions, I hardly think that’s a bad thing.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.