Friday, August 28, 2009

Bucs Win

Like I talked about in the pregame this has been a really good series. Good pitching. Clutch hitting. Just good baseball. Did not matter that this was a matchup of one of the worst against one of the the best, it was great baseball.

The Bucs took two out of three from teh defending World Series Champions by the score of 3-2. Garrett Jones went deep with a two run shot in the bottom of the eighth with two outs for the winning score. Hell even Matt Capps pitched a perfect ninth for his 24th save of the season.

Andrew McCutchen went deep again for the Bucs as he is really putting up some good numbers and I really think he has a good shot at ROY. He is fourth or better in nearly every single offensive category amoung rookies and his slugging percent is reaching .500 which is pretty remarkable for a leadoff hitter.

How good does it feel to have such a young, promising player like McCutchen playing and producing now. Just think if Tabata and Alverez can produce like this when they come out. Think about putting them in the lineup with McCutchen. We will win more games.

You might say "How can you be so excited and happy about a team that is mostly 20 games under .500? Because I see and understand the future and I am stoked to see what happens. I haven't felt like this about the Pirates in a long time.

FYI: Alverez went deep twice tonight. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Go Bucs.

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