Oct 02

2013 Senior League Wild Card Sudden Death: Reds @ Pirates

Argh Mateys.  This be Cap’n Hank Bloodbeard and for the first time in a long, long time the Pirates be ready to pillage and plunder the Senior Circuit.  If’n it helps ye hate on the scurvy Reds remember they be the team o’ Pete Rose, a cut throat player who turned out to be so corrupt a Cap’n he’d bet agin’ his own side.

No Hall for you.  Ever.

The Reds be takin’ the field first behind Johnny Cueto (5 – 2, 2.82 ERA R).  He be better than he look, 8 – 2 at PNC Park, 7 – 2 with a 1.43 ERA in his last 12 starts agin’ the Pirates.

They be puttin’ up Francisco Liriano (16 – 8, 3.02 ERA L) who be vulnerable.  Liriano went 0-3 in four starts against the Reds this season though lack of run support be a significant factor.  But this be his home field, 8 – 1 with a 1.47 ERA in 11 starts at PNC Park. And the Pirates keelhauled Cincinnati on the final weekend of the season.

The Pirates be in the playoffs for the first time in 21 years.  They have 20 straight losing seasons, longest among the four major professional sports.  The Pirates went 50-31 at PNC Park this season 5 – 4 against the Reds.

The Reds be in the playoffs it for the third time in four years and are 13 – 7 against the Pirates in the postseason.  They also took two of three at PNC Park in their last series there Sept. 20 – 22.

And ye think this not be a grudge match between ’em they plunked 28 batsmen this season.

The format o’ the game be rightly called… Sudden Death.

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    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:20 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Liriano pitching for the Pirates

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Cozart grounded out, shortstop Barmes to first baseman Morneau.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Hanigan grounded out, third baseman P.Alvarez to first baseman Morneau.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:50 am

     Cueto grounded out to first baseman Morneau unassisted.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Cueto pitching for the Reds

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:53 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 2:57 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:00 am

    McCutchen to 3rd

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Alvarez hit a sacrifice fly to center fielder Choo, McCutchen scored. Byrd still on 1st

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:04 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:05 am

     Barmes grounded into fielder’s choice to second baseman B.Phillips unassisted, Barmes to first, R.Martin out.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Liriano pitching for the Pirates

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:09 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Choo to 2nd

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:11 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:13 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Bruce singled to left, Choo scored, Ludwick to second.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:17 am

     Frazier struck out, catcher R.Martin to first baseman Morneau.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Cueto pitching for the Reds

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:19 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:21 am

     Liriano grounded out to first baseman  

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:22 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:24 am

     Sean Marshall in for Cueto

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Walker doubles. Marte scores

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:32 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:38 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Hoover in for Marshal

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:49 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:51 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 3:52 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:05 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:07 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:09 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:23 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:23 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:35 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:48 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 4:57 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:00 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:05 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Votto grounded out to first baseman Morneau unassisted, Ludwick to third.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Phillips grounded to 1st

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:09 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:14 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Morneau grounded into a double play, third baseman Frazier to shortstop Cozart to first baseman Votto, N.Walker out.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:18 am

    This should be it.

    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:21 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:23 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:25 am
    • TMC on October 2, 2013 at 5:28 am

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