The Pirates and the 20,235 vocal fans at PNC Park had much to like from this Memorial Day matinee, a 2-1 late victory against the Chicago Cubs …
Ross Ohlendorf pitched seven strong innings, charged with one undeserved run.
Garrett Jones homered and doubled.
Bobby Crosby’s pinch-hit RBI single scored Jones after the latter to break a 1-1 tie.
And Octavio Dotel closed it out with a strikeout for his 11th save and the official end of the team’s five-game losing streak.
Even the weather cooperated, with pockets of thunderstorms all over the county but somehow dodging the North Shore.
Nice day, right?
Well, forget it all and focus instead on what reliever Evan Meek called “the play that won this game,” a defensive gem by third baseman Andy LaRoche that might have been, in its own way, among the Pirates’ best this summer.
Click here to read the full article – By Dejan Kovacevic of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette