Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 10/2/13
That was perfect.  I don't even really know what else to say about this game. The big concern with the one game playoff is that no matter what you think the advantage that your favorite team might have, it's not guaranteed to bear itself out over such a short span. No matter how many times we all sat back and pointed to Liriano's numbers against lefties or at PNC, it only takes one lucky swing to spoil that. Every single time I thought about how electric the crowd at PNC would be for the lineups and the anthem and the team taking the field, there was a little voice that said, "But what if the Reds take a 3-0 lead early and Cueto comes out dealing? There's nothing quieter than a nervous crowd that's been silenced."  And then after all that nervous energy and worrying, it played out in the exact fashion that Pirates wanted it to. Liriano came out dealing with 95 mph cheese and a wicked slider. The Pirates got to Cueto in the second inning with home runs from Marlon Byrd and Ru...
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