Well, there probably isn't a scenario that you can work up that would be worse than the one facing Torres in the ninth. Bases loaded, one run lead, and Pujols at the dish. But give King Salomon his due, he gets the pop-up, gets out of the jam and the Buccos get a big win for Ian Snell, who was dazzling.
The Pirates did not get a lot of clutch hits, as I mentioned in the live blog below but they did get a lot of clutch pitching. One of the best signs of the night may have been Adam LaRoche hitting the ball on the screws multiple times, even though he was left with only one hit.
More of a summary can be found below in the live blog, but overall, a good win for the Bucs and we don't have to wait long before they take the field again tomorrow afternoon in St. Louis.