Today marked a double header which started with James McDonald carrying a no-no into the 7th inning. There were lots of careless baserunning mistakes made by the Pirates that cost them that game. The Bucs lost 2-1 in the opener of the double header despite JMac throwing a one hitter over 7 innings.
In the second game, the Bucs bats were dormant like they had been all season until the 5th inning when everything clicked and Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez lost a couple fly balls in the sun. The heart of the Pirates order made those mistakes pay as Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez hit back to back homers to put the Bucs up 4-0. The Pirates would eventually win the game 5-1 and my favorite Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton got the win.
So...what's that mean to my followers? Someone's getting a free card.
Now to enter the info into Random.org
here's the randomization once
and three times the charm since it was a 3 game series.
OUR WINNER IS THE DIMWIT
CONGRATS TO SAM FROM THE DAILY DIMWIT
The Pirates are off tomorrow but will be heading south for a 4 game series against the Atlanta Braves
Since I'm talking about the Rockies, I figured it would be a good time to show off a 2 for 2 trade that I made with hiflew from Cards From the Quarry. Below you can see my shiny heritage pickups that I got for a Todd Helton relic and Randey Dorame AUTO. The Bullington is my first and likely only jersey relic I will ever own of the former #1 pick. It's a shame that the card came a little roughed up by the USPS.