Game Day Comments - May

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Pirates vs Dodgers game 1 5/30

It’s a nail bitter tonight in LA

Bucs jump out to an early 4 run lead, Dodgers answer with 3 solo shots.

4-3 After 6

Anyone else wishing Bednar could pitch 3 innings tonight. He obviously won’t, but I don’t have a ton of faith in the rest of the bullpen to get the next 6 outs. And I have less faith this offense can put up anymore runs tonight.

Hoping for the best, fearing the worst.

Let’s go Bucs!!!
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MOTHER HUMPER!!!

And Bednar is the one that ends up blowing the lead. F?!,);:,?ing damnit.

This team has competed the last 4 days with two of the best teams in the league. And it looks like they will have a 1-3 record after tonight.

This blows….
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What just happened? What is happening???

Pirates rally in the top of the 9th and retake the lead.

What a game!!!
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Game of the year!!

Raise it!!

Pirates take game 1 vs Dodgers 6-5

Excellent start by Thompson. He ended up surrendering the two solo home runs with two outs in the fifth, but otherwise was in total control of the game. As a matter of fact all 5 Dodgers runs came with two outs tonight.

The Pirates offense was on point tonight with everyone in the lineup contributing. Even Castro and Perez were able to collect a hit. Perez’s coming in the 9th to tie the game at 5.

Pirates improve to 2-2 on this west coast swing and improve to 3-1 over the Dodgers on the season, arguably the best team in the majors.

The bad news Bednar pitched the final two innings and threw 50 pitches, so he will likely not be available for the rest of the series.

This was a big win tonight, not so much in the standings or record wise, we all know this is a “not competing for a championship” season. But this win does give some much needed confidence to this young group of players.

I am really starting to like MARCANO and Mitchell in the lineup. Not so much Perez, Castro, Castillo or Suwinski. Hopefully that group will be able to turn a corner in the near future and contribute to the offense more consistently.
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What a pleasant surprise. I tried to stay awake, but fell asleep when we were losing.
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Baseball is a strange game. Dodgers have 15 losses this season and three are against the Bucs
The Bucs Are Going All The Way, All The Way, All The Way
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Game 2 Pirates vs Dodgers 5/31/22

Chavis with a two run homer in the first gives the Pirates an early 2-0 lead.

Keller is on bump tonight, so the Bucs are going to need to score early and often to stay in this one.

Let’s Go Bucs!!!
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Chitty Chitty Chang Chang begins his Pirates career with a horrible AB. Strikes out swinging.

He is going to fit right in here.
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Scoring early and often is working MARCANO does some Tuesday evening yard work in LA, clears the deck with the Pirates 2nd 2 run homer of the game.

BOOM!!!
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4-2 Pirates After 4

Keller at 79 pitches - It will
Be interesting to see is Shelton sends Keller out in the 5th.

Hitters 2-3-4 up for the Dodgers
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Shelton let’s Keller pitch the fifth inning, and he gets through it only giving up 1 walk.

Pirates 4 Dodgers 2 after 5
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Dodgers get another run in the 6th on a BB, a single to center and a passed ball.

4-3 Pirates after 6

Another nail biter in LA tonight

The atmosphere at Dodger stadium is nuts tonight. It feels like game 7 of the NLDS. Great atmosphere for these young Bucs to be playing in.
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Underwood Jr. and the Pirates defense take care of business in the 7th, 1 hit another BB for the Dodgers in the 7th.

4-3 Bucs lead after 7
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Now the Dodgers bring in former Cy Young award winner David Price with 2 outs in the top of the 8th.

This Dodger roster is ridiculous.

Meanwhile the Pirates are dumpster diving, and find Chang in the trash heap.

It is a modern miracle that the Bucs are even able to compete with this team. And not only compete but on the verge of taking 4 out of 5 from them on the year.

6 Outs to go

Let’s Go Bucs!!
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Stratton strikes out the side in the 8th!!

Bucs 4 Dodgers 3 after 8 complete
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