Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 8/22/13
This is admittedly overly-reductive and entirely unfair, but in a way, Felix Pie's Pirate debut was actually decided by Felix Pie before any of his Pirate teammates -- the teammates that have made up the Pirates entirely without him this year prior to tonight -- contributed anything to this game at all. Pie lead off the game with an infield single (punctuated with a needless head-first dive into first base, which is the one thing in baseball that might set me off more than bunting runners over in front of Andrew McCutchen), then got caught stealing second. The first inning ended with the bases full of Pirates, but no runs scored. The Pirates lost the game 2-1.  Of course, that's mostly just me being unnecessarily whimsical about the weird pecularities of baseball and the universe. The Pirates lost tonight because after putting four runners on base against Ian Kennedy in the first inning, they only managed three more total in the next six innings. Gerrit Cole had a strange night;...
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