Re: Pirates fans are livid
Originally Posted by VottoFan54
A 102 MPH fastball near the head in the ninth inning with 2 outs on their best player, Is it really a stretch to say that was on purpose? I guess I just have a hard time believing that he just happened to hit a batter at the worst time for the Pirates.
I don't think it's a stretch to say he was trying to brush McCutchen off the plate. He's known for being right up on the plate, so sure I wouldn't at all be surprised he was trying to brush him back. But there's a huge difference trying to pitch inside to knock a guy back and actually trying to hit him with malice intent.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda