"That's the first multi-run home run since, like, 14 B.C.!," exclaimed Buccos broadcaster Steve Blass after Garrett Jones golfed a Roy Oswalt pitch for a two-run homer and a 4-0 Pirates lead over the Astros Sunday at PNC Park.
Indeed, it had been more than 1,000 at-bats since a Pirate had hit a home run with a runner on base. Which is unbelievable on the face of it, but be that as it may ...
Baseball sure is a lot of fun to play and watch when your team is winning. It's happened too rarely in Pittsburgh this season, but the past two games -- Saturday night before a sellout Fireworks crowd and on this sunny Sunday afternoon -- the Pirates actually played well.
Good to see. We'll take what we can get and look forward to the heat wave continuing.