April 3, 2007

JOLLY? ROGER!:

Pirates launch late attack for uplifting opener: McLouth, Nady, Bay go deep to upend Astros, 4-2 (Dejan Kovacevic, 4/03/07, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

We have liftoff.

Easy as 3-2-1, Nate McLouth, Xavier Nady and Jason Bay launched home runs in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings to rocket the Pirates past the Houston Astros, 4-2, last night at Minute Maid Park.

And those long balls, along with some sound pitching and superlative defense, allowed Major League Baseball's most beleaguered franchise to open the 2007 season in seriously uplifting style.


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 3, 2007 6:47 AM
Comments

And Salomon Torres got his first save of the year...

Posted by: Bartman at April 3, 2007 8:07 AM

CrapIron Garner's batting lineup was worse than his usual bumbling (look at those OBPs at the top), and Brad Lidge is a disaster who should have been traded for prospects, especially since there was reported interest even through spring training.

Posted by: kevin whited at April 3, 2007 10:18 AM

Nieve should be closing and Pence batting 5th, but they needed to recognize that over the winter....

Posted by: oj at April 3, 2007 12:38 PM
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