Saturday, September 19, 2009

Backwards Day

The Penguins lose, and the Pirates win.

If I told you that at the beginning of the day you might not believe me. Espcially when you take into account that the Penguins played the Leafs tonight that might have caught you off guard. Or it might not have seeing that the Penguins always have trouble with the Leafs. Whatev, its preseason.

The Pirates won though. They beat the Padres 5-1 tonight at PNC Park. Imagine that, the Pirates won at PNC Park. I bet if they were in San Diego they would have lost by 15.

The Pirates jumped out to a 3-1 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Who would have thought it was going to hold up. I mean the Pirates getting three runs in an inning was sort of a big deal.

Charlie Morton went seven innings and gave up only one run and from all accounts did just enough to get out of innings.

Lastings Milledge had two hits and an RBI as Cutch also had two hits for the Pirates. The Pirates had seven his as a team.

The Penguins jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first period despite getting four power plays and not converting on any of them. Geno Malkin put one in the back of the net and Matt Cooke also got his first of the preseason in the first for the Penguins.

A five minute elbowing major to Craig Adams yielding two second period Leaf goals and then they converted another power play goal right after the Adams penalty finally experied. If you are adding it up that would be 3 for 2 on the power play. F'in A.

Although he had a major penalty Craig Adams was laying the lumber tonight. I like it. I also like Craig Adams response to this trib article in the paper today about the Wings still bitching about Sid not shaking hands.

First Sid goes on and says this:

"I think if you look at Serena Williams, she'll take full responsibility
for what she did. She probably did something she regrets. Kanye West ... did
something he regrets," Crosby said. "When you're talking about the handshake, I
did absolutely nothing wrong there."


Then Craig Adams adds this gem:

"I think Kris Draper needs to get a life, honestly"


What a line.

Lets Go Pens

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