Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 6/26/12
After a dreadful Sunday during which the Phillies lost two games to the Rays in spectacularly bad fashion, this team needed a break. And that break came in the form of the Pittsburgh Pirates. How do you spell relief? P-I-R-A-T-E-S! The 8-3 win was a welcome sight, even if it did come at the expense of what appeared to be a little league team. Thankfully though, the Bucos took the pounding like men and no tears were shed. The first inning set the tone as the Pirates fielders tossed the baseball all over the place, as if they were blindfolded at a child’s birthday party while trying to whack a piñata. The ball bounced all around, smacking dirt, bases and the infield walls. Still, no candy prizes fell from the sky. Instead, the Pirates were given 3 errors in the inning, which lead to a 4-0 lead for the Phillies. The party continued for the Phillies offense, which exploded for 4 more runs. Jimmy Rollins nailed a home run to right that nearly made it to the second deck of seats. Carlos R...
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