Needless to say this weekend has been pretty special for the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you counted them out last night against the New York Mets, then boy did you miss one of the best endings to a Major League Game this year.
A little late-inning magic took place at PNC Park Saturday. It started with a three run shot by Wilmer Difo in the bottom of the 8th. Moving ahead to the bottom of the 9th, Pirates within two. Jacob Stallings punishes Mets Relief Pitcher Edwin Diaz when he points up to a Walk-off Grand Slam, the 3rd to happen in PNC Park history.
Pirates defeated the Mets 9-7 Saturday night, and if you thought you saw it all, the Buccos had more in store for the Series Finale on Sunday.
John Nogowski up to the plate with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the First. With two on, Nogo with a line drive down the left field line all the way back to the wall. All Star Bryan Reynolds will score and watch Ben Gamel safe at the plate. Nogo makes it all the way to third after the Mets Error and he is pumped. The Pirates are up 3-0.
If you are a New York fan, it was pretty bad early on. With the bases loaded, the Home Plate Umpire Jeremy Riggs says it’s a Fair Ball by Kevin Newman. The Mets are in total disbelief. The ball is still in play. The Buccos keep playing and pick up 3 Runs for a commanding 6-0 lead. You can see how furious New York is. Mets Manager Luis Rojas arguing with the Umpire, and he bumps him and gets thrown out. All of this happened, but there’s still 8 Innings left to play.
Unfortunately for Pirate fans, the Mets were able to pull themselves out of the 6-0 deficit. The Mets win 7-6. The Pirates don’t get the sweep, but out of the last 7 games played between these two teams, the Pirates won four.