Originally written on North Side Notch  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Final: Pirates 5, Mets 4 WP: Jared Hughes (1-0, 1.19 ERA) LP: Jon Rauch (3-3, 3.93 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (10, 2.87 ERA) I missed the start of this game, and according to reports, I’m glad I did. Once I heard the words “bunt,” “Neil Walker,” “no outs,” and “Pedro Alvarez on 2nd,” I decided it was best I wasn’t around to witness that. But anyways, kudos to Erik Bedard in this game, who gave up four runs in the 2nd inning of this game, but shut down the Mets in the next three innings to keep the Pirates within striking distance. The Bucs cut away at the lead with back-to-back-to-back doubles by Josh Harrison, Andrew McCutchen, and Pedro Alvarez to make it 4-2 and Michael McKenry tied things up in the 7th with a 2-run homer to left center. In the 8th, Neil Walker hit a lazy fly ball to left center field that was dropped in what was probably the worst play by a non-Pirates player I’ve ever seen. So Walker ended up at third base in a tie game with no outs. Clint Barmes hit a sacrifice fl...

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