It was a busy day for the Pittsburgh Pirates, not only on the field, but off it as well. A.J. Burnett was placed on the DL with elbow inflammation, Jose Tabata was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Michael Morse, and minor league pitcher Adrian Sampson was dealt to the Seattle Mariners for J.A. Happ. This was all before Pittsburgh picked up a 5-4 win over the Cincinnat Reds tonight.
The Pirates were able to strike first in this contest when Jung Ho Kang would hit a ground rule double to center field for a 1-0 lead. Had the ball stayed in the park, the Buccos would have been up two. Kang had a great night going 3-4 with three doubles.
Cincinnati answered in the second inning. Ivan De Jesus Jr. would hit a two run homer, and then a fielder’s choice by Jason Bourgeois would give the Red...Read More