Saturday, April 10, 2010

Break Out the Lumber! Bucs Win

Aki Iwamura and Jeff Clement both hit their first home runs in a Pirates uniform as the Bucs beat the Diamondbacks 6-3. Zach Duke was solid going 7 innings and allowing only 4 hits and 2 runs. Octavio Dotel pitched a perfect 9th for his first save as a Bucco. The rubber match is tomorrow at 4 o'clock. The game is not on TV in the Pittsburgh market.

Speaking of TV, I was a little shocked that the game wasn't blacked out on the MLB Network tonight. MLB loves to black out games. Did you know that Scranton is home to 4 major league teams? Yep, the Pirates, Phillies, Mets and Yankees are all considered local so whenever they are nationally televised they get blacked out, regardless if you get the teams sports network or not. Luckily we get most of them. I just can never watch the Mets. Big deal. It just seems a little strange that I am in 4 teams local market. At least I get FSN Pittsburgh so I'll stop my bitch fest.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am really enjoying watching this team early on. That may be a different story come July, or we could shock the world. Yeah, that sounds better. Go Bucs!

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