It was only a two-game series, but we'll definitely take a two-game sweep.
After the first inning of the game, the Bucs looked like the offense was ready to burst out and finally reveal its true self.
Jack Wilson kept up his hot bat. Remember when he collected over 200 hits in a season? Wow. Xavier Nady decided to single Wilson in for the second run.
Two innings later and the Pirates were at it again. Adam LaRoche tells doubters to "kiss off" with his second home run of the sason. It is, however, the only hit he had, but still -- we'll take a three-run bomb. Keep doing that LaRoche.
From that point, it was game over with Tom Gorzelanny dealing. You have to give it to Tracy and the upper management on this one. Despite the weak spring, Gorzelanny has been very solid in the regular season. It's always been said that he's had some of the most talent of all the pitching prospects. We're starting to see flashes of that. But where are the strikeouts? Only two in 8.1 innings of work.
The Cardinals chipped in a meaningless run in the fifth to which the Pirates responded with another in the seventh. Ronny Paulino doubled in Nady.
Cards try to put something together in ninth. Gorz is pulled and Capps shuts the door. Bucs win, 6-1. Back at .500 -- holler!
Box Score - Recap
Stars of the game:
1 Star - Jack Wilson (Two hits and two runs scored. Showing that maybe he can handle the No. 2 spot)
2 Stars - Adam LaRoche (Maybe the three-run homer will awaken his bat.)
3 STARS - Tom Gorzelanny (Keep on pitchin', young man.)