Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Streak Is Finally Over
It only took 17 straight losses and more than a years time to finally win a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Buccos broke the streak on July 20th by a score of 8-5. It wasn't even close though, we were up 8-2 before Jesse Chavez let up 3 runs in the 9th. Before this win the last time the Bucs beat the Brew crew was on May 22, 2008. The worst loss of that streak has to be on April 29th of this year, when the Brewers won 1-0. Yovani Gallardo pitched 8 shut-out innings, and hit a solo home run. He basically won the game by himself. On to last night, after a 2 hour rain delay the Pirates started off hot. The Bucs started with a nice 4-run inning, mostly because Delwyn Young knocked a 3-run jack. Speaking of home runs, Garrett FREAKIN Jones hit his 8th home run in his 15th game. He might be my favorite player as he kills the ball. His vision is ridiculous he knows just how to kill it. I only wish someone would get on base for him, he only has 10 Rbi's. Any way this game was great as it also included a bench clearing play. Chris Smith, of the Brewers, drilled Jeff Karstens in the elbow with a pitch. Karstens was obviously mad as Jason Kendall and him started yelling at each other. The benches cleared as it looked like one of them was about to throw a hay-maker. Kendall, Karstens, and even Pitching Coach, Joe Kerrigan, had to be restrained. Let's hope we can win this series....Let's Go Bucs!