Pirates Morning Report

FINAL SCORE: PIRATES 7 PADRES 6 IN 10 INNINGS

WHY THE PIRATES WON: THE PIRATES BATS CAME ALIVE AND MICHAEL CHAVIS HIT A HOME RUN TO TIE THE GAME 5-5 IN THE EIGHTH. THE BULLPEN WAS LESS THAN STELLAR BUT THE PIRATES DID GET A FAIR START FROM J. T. BRUBAKER GOING FIVE INNINGS AND GIVING UP A THREE RUN HOMER TO ERIC HOSMER. THE PIRATES WINNING RUN SCORED, THANKS TO THE SAME HOSMER’S THREE BASE ERROR, WHICH ALLOWED KE’BRYAN HAYES TO SCORE FROM FIRST BASE.

KEY PLAY OF THE GAME: THE PIRATES TIED THE GAME 3-3 IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH WHEN BRYAN REYNOLD’S DOUBLE PLAY BALL WAS NOT TURNED BY THE PADRES, BECAUSE OF A BIZARRE SPIN MOVE, BY PADRE SHORTSTOP HA-SEONG KIM. IF THEY TURN THE DP, LIKE THEY SHOULD HAVE, THE RUN DOES NOT SCORE AND THE GAME WOULD NOT HAVE GONE INTO EXTRA INNINGS. THE FINAL WOULD HAVE BEEN 5-4 PADRES.

NEXT GAME: TODAY PADRES AT PITTSBURGH. PIRATES WERE ABLE TO SNAP THE FOUR GAME LOSING STREAK THANKS TO SOME SHODDY PADRE DEFENSE. THE SUNDAY STARTING LINE UP MAY GUARANTEE THE START OF ANOTHER LOSING STREAK. ONLY THE SHELTON KNOWS.

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