Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 7/27/12
As a Pirate fan, you probably know that sometimes the losing team can have a lot more to do with the outcome of a baseball game than the winning team can ever hope to have. That sometimes, a team is going to lose no matter what their opponents do. The Astros were going to lose this game tonight, no matter how many times the Pirates handed the lead back to them. The Astros built a 3-0 lead and as soon as Alex Presley homered to cut into it, they scored again. The Pirates threatened and threatened, but didn't score again until Mike McKenry hit a two-run homer to cut that lead to 4-3. They needed McKenry to come through again with a double that eventually lead to a run to tie it, and as soon as that happened Jared Hughes gave up a run of hits that put the Astros right back in front. Of course, with the way the Astros' bullpen has been pitching of late, a one-run deficit in the ninth inning is exactly where you want them. The Pirates only managed one hit in the top of the ninth, but tha...
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