Sunday, April 12, 2009

Maybe It's A Sign Of Things To Come

The Pirates did something they haven't done since 1993. No, they didn't make it to the playoffs in the first 6 games of the season. They turned a triple play this afternoon.

With Jesse Chavez on the mound in relief, Brandon Phillips walked and Jay Bruce reached on an infield hit to put runners on first and second to begin the eighth.

With Phillips and Bruce running on the pitch, Edwin Encarnacion lined softly to Jack Wilson at shortstop.

Wilson threw to Freddy Sanchez at second to retire Phillips, and Sanchez threw on to Adam LaRoche to retire Bruce, completing the triple play.

Pirates fans can only hope this means the rest of the year might go somewhat like 1993.

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