All season, all we’ve said is how much different this year’s team is from a year ago. Today, during their marathon 19-inning game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the rubber-match of the series at Busch Stadium, we saw another example of that trend. A year ago, the Pirates lost a heartbreaker in Atlanta to the Braves on a call by umpire Jerry Meals…yeah, we already know that story. But today, the Pirates held one of the very best offenses in baseball to only three runs through 19 innings, and unlike a season ago, the Bucs earned a victory for their efforts…and it couldn’t have come at a better point in the season.
After over six hours of baseball, the Pirates took the lead for good in the top of the 19th. Pedro Alvarez crushed his 23rd homerun of the season to give the ...Read More