Well that was great. If you want a simple recap: Offense Explodes. Pitching collapses. Offense dies. Game over.
More in-depth: Why couldn’t Carlos Beltran be traded before this game? He KILLED Maholm today. Every time he hit the ball today, I thought it was going out. Unbelievable. No excuse for blowing a 7 run lead. I mean… it’s 7 runs! C’mon! Leaving Veras in the game after a balk and wild pitch also wasn’t smart, though the game seemed to slip out of reach after the Mets rallied for 7 straight runs. Oh well.
Bucs are three under, and will face the Phillies tomorrow. If the Pirates want to save their season’s hopes (doesn’t it seem this way EVERY weekend?), they’ll probably have to beat the Phillies twice. It won’t be easy, but I think we can do it. Especially if the Pirates can get their bats going.