Found August 17, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Emotions were running high on Thursday at PNC Park, and while the Dodgers melted down, the Pirates were able to come up with a much-needed victory. The Pirates couldn’t have asked for a better start. A.J. Burnett set the tone with a quick 1-2-3 inning, and the Bucs were able to strike first against Joe Blanton. Starling Marte beat out an infield hit to lead off the bottom of the first, and after an out Andrew McCutchen walked. Garrett Jones then blasted a 3-run shot over the Clemente wall. After all the early deficits the Bucs faced in this homestand, a 3-0 lead in the first inning had to have been a great feeling, especially with Burnett on the mound. Burnett would end up relinquishing that lead, but not before some drama on the part of the Dodgers. With Andre Ethier at the plate in the second, Matt Kemp was barking at home plate ump Angel Campos about balls and strikes. Campos had enough and tossed Kemp in the middle of the at-bat, which brought LA manager Don Mattingly and Kemp o...
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