Sunday, June 08, 2008

Game 63: Pirates 6 Diamondbacks 4

Ahh, the big inning. Who doesn't love an old-fashioned ten-batter, five-run inning? That was exactly what the Pirates did in the fourth today by stringing a bunch of hits together and hanging a nice crooked number up that the D'Backs couldn't match, even with the help of Franquellis Osoria (how is his ERA only 4.70?).

This one had some other interesting moments. Namely, I'm talking about Jason Michaels' random ejection on a strike call right in the middle of the at-bat followed by a Doug Mienktiewicz appearance in the outfield, of all places (they must've been serious about giving X the day off). There was also Freddy Sanchez taking second on a sac fly in the big inning, which resulted in Bob Walk going into an apoplectic fit, insulting Chris Burke and everything he's ever done in his life for the mental error. Shortly afterwards, when Mark Reynolds hit his first home run, Walkie declared that he was much happier with the home run than he would've been with a walk. Needless to say, he was in rare form today.