Monday, May 13, 2013

Bucco History 5/13

Matty goes down, Groat goes 6-for-6, Bonds bonds w/dad, a wild one and LaRoche loses a HR...

  • 1908 - The Pirates topped the Giants and the great Christy Mathewson 5-1 behind Howie Comnitz to hand Matty his first loss of the year. Tommy Leach led the attack with a pair of triples. The game at Exposition Park took just 85 minutes to play.
  • 1960 - SS Dick Groat became the first NL player since Connie Ryan in 1953 to go 6-for-6 as Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 8-2 at County Stadium. He collected three doubles and three singles.
  • 1988 - Barry Bonds hit a leadoff homer for the second day in a row, a feat accomplished by his dad Bobby in 1973. It came in handy as the Bucs held off the Reds 6-5 at TRS. Bonds scored the winner in the ninth. He led off with a single and came all the way around when 1B Dave Collins threw away Jose Lind’s sac bunt trying for the force at second.
  • 1992 - Whoops! The Pirates coughed up an eight run cushion after leading 10-2 in the fourth inning when the game was knotted during a four run Brave eighth. The Bucs tacked on the winner in the ninth via a Jay Bell homer off Alejandro Pena to escape with an 11-10 verdict at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Bell had four RBI, Steve Buechele added three more and Stan Belinda, who gave up a game tying three-run shot to Terry Pendleton the inning before, worked the ninth for the win.
  • 2009 - The Pirates beat the Cards 5-2 at PNC Park. Adam LaRoche made history when he had a first inning home run call reversed by instant replay. It was the first time in 14 reviews that a homer was reversed since instant replay started in 2008. He was instead awarded a double.

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