Tonight will be the fifth installment of Pirates Playback. The weekly series highlighting classic Bucco games of yesteryear is flying by, and it’ll be halfway over after tonight’s episode.
The game featured will be from May 8th, when Rod Barajas hit a dramatic walk-off homer to beat the Nationals, 5-4. It was easily one of the best games of the year; here’s what we said in our recap:
A great start by Burnett was capped off by an unlikely (but much appreciated) walk-off blast from Barajas… Maybe this will be the push that Barajas needs to pick up his offense and the Bucs need to start stringing some wins together.
The “Zoltan” shenanigans really took off after this ballgame, as the team awaited Rod at home plate with a sea of Z’s.
56 days until Opening Day.
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