Monday, August 22, 2011
With a double header on the docket for today against the Brewers, one would have thought that things would not be all that pretty for the Pirates. In the first game, that was indeed the case as the Brewers did what they have done countless times against the Pirates, pile on the runs. Just when I thought it could not get any worse, they go out and do this....and totally redeem themselves, if only for one game.
Only with the benefit of the doubleheader the Pirates had a chance to go out and redeem themselves and did so in grand fashion, scoring 7 runs in their part of the seventh.
I believe at one point the Brewers threw over 50 pitches in that one inning alone, as the Pirates rolled around the bases.
It could not have been much better in that second game, as the Brewers, typically brash and trash talking, did little of that as the Pirates put up the runs. Hopefully this can be a springboard to taking the series from the Brew Crew, as there is nothing better than beating this team. Granted it does not happen all that much, but when it does happen it feels good.
Speaking of the Brew Crew, could that not possibly be any more annoying? Granted they are having a great season, but for the past 4 seasons they have walked around like the own the entire National League. It only gets worse when Pirates fans are treated to watching Nyjer Morgan walk around like he is something extremely special and important to the Brewers' success. This team has only made the playoffs once in this stretch and have finished under .500 in the past two seasons since, losing in the playoffs.