What a first day of Pirates baseball in 2018. While I'm still very bitter about the Bucs trading away Cutch, how about the performances by Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.
Together they went 5 for 10 with 4 Runs scored, 4 RBI, HR, triple, double, and a stolen base.
Of course the big hit was the Polanco 3 run bomb in the 13th, but how about the new guy, Corey Dickerson, nailing Nick Castellanos at home?
Man that was an awesome game.
I'm not sold the Pirates are going to compete for the division, but they showed a lot of guts and teamwork today. Hopefully the pitching can improve as they won't win too many games surrendering 10 runs a contest in the future.
To celebrate the Pirates victory, here is my lone Cutch relic with a Gregory Polanco Jolly Roger sleeve patch.
Of course I have MANY MANY MORE sleeve patches of Cutch and even a few more of Polanco (by himself).