Thursday, September 28, 2017

This Day in Cutchstory: Sept 28, 2013

2013 was a magical season for Pittsburgh Pirates fans.  We got to see our team end two decades of futility and advance to the playoffs.

The NL Central was loaded with 3 powerhouse teams all with 90+ wins (Cardinals, Reds, and of course the Pittsburgh Pirates).

Home field advantage for the first ever one and done Wild Card game would come down to the final series of the season between the Reds and Pirates.  Whoever won 2 games would decide who had home field advantage for the One Game Wild Card Game.

The Pirates opened the series on September 27th with a victory.  In order to win the advantage for home, the Pirates would need to send veteran pitcher Charlie Morton against Reds veteran Bronson Arroyo on Saturday September 28th 2013.

Here's a recap of the game by MLB

The Pirates Win!!!!!

They will host the Reds and PNC Park would have it's first ever playoff game.

I recently purchased an unused ticket from that game that clinched Pittsburgh to be the hosting city.  Some key moments of the game
Andrew McCutchen homered
Pedro Alvarez hit his NL leading 36th homer
Andrew Lambo hit his first MLB homer, a no doubt about it shot!!!!
Neil Walker hit 2 HRs
Marlon Byrd hit a HR.

The ticket stub ran me under $2 and is my 18th ticket stub that Cutch homered.

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