Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Really, I'm not sure that I can pick my favorite moment from this game. Marlon Byrd's game-sealing three-run homer into centerfield bushes followed by a simultaneous Steve Blass and Twitter explosion of Byrd puns was pretty great, but all it really did was put the finishing touches on a game that had looked like a win for a while. For my money, I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like Andrew McCutchen's standing steal of second in the fourth inning. Because McCutchen got such a giant jump on Tom Gorzelanny and because Gorzelanny threw his pitch in the dirt, 'Cutch was able to ease up and get into second standing ahead of Jonathan Lucroy's throw. What made the steal even more impressive was this game's other standout moment: the 14-pitch Marlon Byrd at-bat that preceded it, that included numerous throws to first by Gorzelanny to try and keep McCutchen in check. Byrd ended up striking out, but the long at-bat tuned the PNC Park crowd into the game and it wore Gorzelanny down. McCutch...
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