Found August 08, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
They did it again. Another win. Another comeback. Another Russell Martin walk-off. The result: a sweep, a 9-2 homestand, the best record in baseball, and a four game lead in the division.  Just incredible. Early in the afternoon, this wasn’t shaping up to be a great day for the Bucs. Andrew McCutchen had been scratched with a sore shoulder, Gerrit Cole wasn’t sharp in the first inning and gave up two quick runs, and Marlins phenom pitcher Jose Fernandez was dealing. Cole settled down a bit, but surrendered a 2-run blast (a very impressive opposite field shot) to impressive Fish rookie Christian Yelich making it 4-0. Things certainly looked quite bleak for the Pirates at that point on a hot getaway day afternoon. Even though the Pirates weren’t hitting Fernandez much, though, they did a very good job making him work hard in every inning early on (Fernandez helped with some wildness – he walked four). They got him up to 101 pitches in five innings, knocking him out far sooner than mos...
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