Five Good Thin’s: Pirate Edition
Ah me favorite series o’ t’ year. T’ time I get t’ speak like a man o’ t’ sea, t’ dreaded Pirate. After winnin’ two straight games against t’ Mets, T’ Friars dropped t’ first two, and t’ series hostin’ t’ Pirates at Petco Park. Though this be normally not a good thin’, thar be plenty o’ positives t’ take from this series. Here be me five.”
5. Another Great Start By “Doubloons”ner.
Andrew Cashner was lights out again, surrenderin’ just one earned run on five hits while strikin’ out three and walkin’ two o’er seven innin’s pitched. T’ big blow came in t’ fourth with no outs when Pedro Alvarez sin’led t’ starboard with a man on first. Chris Denorfia, tryin’ t’ get t’ ball in t’ prevent t’ speedy Andrew McCutcheon from reachin’ third, let t’ ball roll under his glove and all t’ way t’ t’ wall, allowin’ both Alvarez and McCutcheon t’ score for an “in t’ park sin’le”.
“Doubloons”ner’s other run was given up on a solo home run by Alvarez in t’ sixth.
4. No Shutout For Ye Scurvy Dogs.
T’ Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano had thoroughly dominated t’ Padres and it looked like he and two relievers were about t’ blank t’ home team until Chase Headley sin’led with one out in t’ ninth. Logan Forsyt’ then struck out t’ brin’ up Nick Hundley. Hundley doubled t’ center field t’ give t’ Padres thar first run o’ t’ game and avoid t’ shutout.
3. Gyorko Be a Man On Fire!
Jedd Gyorko kept up his hittin’ tear with yet another homer, this time off o’ A.J. Burnett with none out and none on in t’ fourth innin’. His 14th long ball o’ t’ season brought t’ score t’ 3-1, keepin’ t’ Padres in t’ game until t’ Pirates blew ‘er open with a five run seventh.
2. Norf’s Heart and Hustle.
Chris Denorfia had a brilliant stretch in t’ fifth when he sin’led on a line drive t’ centerfield with two outs. He then stole second base on a pitchout. Yonder Alonso then sin’led t’ shallow port t’ Felix Pie with Denorfia roundin’ third and headin’ for home.
Pie’s throw was on time but Norf slid feet first t’ t’ port o’ t’ plate, slappin’ his starboard hand on t’ dish t’ give t’ Padres a 2-0 lead. This was very important as this was t’ decidin’ run in a 2-1 win for t’ Friars.
1. Captain RedBeard Throws a Gem.
Ian Kennedy continues t’ impress San Diego Fans, this time tackin’ on his second win as a member o’ t’ Friars. Kennedy tossed seven scoreless innin’s and surrendered only seven baserunners on four hits and three walk. He also made eight pirates walk t’ plank o’ shame via t’ punchout. He be now 2-1 with t’ Padres in his four starts.
Well t’was fun me mateys. I look fore t’ talkin’ about t’ Cubs o’ Chicago in me next post after t’ weekend. So drink me hearties and grab a wench or mate as you sit down and cheer on our Land-Lubbin’ Friars.
Avast Ye Padres!