Wednesday, August 26, 2009
There is no other player on the Pirates who is loved more in Pittsburgh then Andrew McCutchen. This rookie sensation has been a clutch, and just an outstanding player this year. Once again Andrew became a hero as he hit a walk-off home run to beat the incredible Phillies. So here is a quick run down, the Pirates had the lead going into the 9th, 3-2, thanks to another solid outing by Ross Ohlendorf. Ohlendorf threw 6.1 innings, allowed 2 runs, and struck out 6. Doumit and Pearce also helped get that lead as they hit home runs. Doumit got a solo shot in the 2nd inning, and Pearce got a 2-run blast in the 6th inning. Well in the top of the 9th someone blew a save, can you guess who? The obvious answer is the Big Bull Rider himself, Matt Capps. Ben Francisco and Shane Victorino knocked in 2 runs off of Capps, as he got his 4th blown save, and it looked like his 8th loss. Then another pitcher blew a save, can you guess who? Another obvious answer, Pat Lidge. After Bixler got home on a Brandon Moss single, and Jayson Werth error, Andrew McCutchen stepped into the box. He took a ball deep to center field, it looked like it might be caught at the warning track, but it carried right into the seats. By the way Capps better have taken him to dinner and gotten him anything he wanted as he gave Capps the win, and he did not deserve it. McCutchen, Rookie of the Year?