Ah yes. Like me you probably thought there was no way for the Pirates to lose that game.
In my lifetime watching the Pirates that was probably the second most devastating loss I’ve been witness to. We don’t need to get into the worst……
It’s easy to just say “alright, tough one, move forward.” but my God. That had to hit those guys right in the gut.
So now it’s up to A.J. Burnett, aka Wreck It Ralph to try and salvage the series.
A.J. was typical A.J. against the daddys. He had a good outing, the Pirates scored no runs, he got the loss.
This will be another chance for A.J. to prove the skeptics wrong. The guys that say he can’t pitch in the big game, the spotlight. That’s why he failed in New York they say. Well this is as big a game as the Pirates have played in 20 years. No pressure.
There are quite a few reasons why Freddy Mercury was 100 times cooler than you. Not least of all was Queen’s use of Nosferatu in that video. Nosferatu is the greatest film vampire. It’s not close. He isn’t sexy. He isn’t emotional. He doesn’t freaking glisten in the sun. He’s dark. He’s gross. He’s a beast and a killer.
Want to hear something even more amazing? Someone went ahead and isolated Mercury and Bowie’s vocals for that song.
Burnett has been alright against the Reds this season I guess.
They’ve hit him a a little more than you’d like to see though.
Burnett is similar to Francisco Liriano in that he takes on portion of hitters and pretty much wipes them out. For him it’s righties.
Like Liriano he is also better at home.
Burnett hasn’t necessarily been great against the Reds. He hasn’t been terrible either. Just kind of a regular guy.
And they’ll face freaking Homer Bailey.
The key to the game for Homer should be simple. Hit Andrew McCutchen, win the game. That’s all you have to do.
Last September Homer threw a no hitter against the Pirates.
Like Mat Latos a lot of Pirates fans have this weird disregard to his talent. I don’t quite understand it. Bailey is a good pitcher. I get not liking players, but you gotta see these guys have real talent.
Especially as a Pirates fan. Because Bailey hasn’t been kind to the Pirates.
The good news is he hasn’t gotten a win against the Buccos this year. Maybe they just have his number.
Lefties hit him. Every lefty should start today. Hell put Garrett Jones in somewhere.
That might be pushing it. I’m not sure Garrett Jones could hit an eephus with a cricket bat at this point.
You never throw the eephus twice….
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