Big Lead Sports Bar

9/02/2009

#10,000

As the Pirates and Reds continue to labor through the Series That Baseball Forgot, I must interrupt my 1,318th post on the disrespect of Ben Roethlisberger with breaking Bucco news: Garrett Jones has hit the 10,000th home run in Pirate history.

Jones, who also hit #9,999, sent a 1-0 Homer Bailey offering into the right field stands at the Great American Ballpark in the second inning, tying the game at 1-1. It was Jones' 18th of the season, which leads the team. It may be all for naught, though, as the Pirates trail 5-3 in the bottom of the 8th. And FYI, Neil Walker is 0-for-4 with 2 strikeouts batting in the two hole. Looks like he's adjusting to life as a Pirate just fine. I kid, I kid.

Jones hits 10,000th homer in Bucs history [MLB.com]

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3 comments:

Steve said...

Wow. If this guy doesn't slow down he's gonna play his way right off this team...if he's lucky that is.

Adam said...

If we get any prospects of consequence for Garrett Jones, I'll probably laugh for days. He's 28, and he's never been very good in the minors. He's a career minor leaguer on a prolonged hot streak. If we can get anything for him, we should strike while the iron is hot, stick Tabata in left, and move Millings over to right.

steve25kerr said...

pretty interesting take on pirates fans here....


http://pucksnballs.blogspot.com/2009/08/pirates-fans-enablers.html