Final: Phillies 1, Pirates 0
Alex Presley led off the bottom of the first with a line drive base hit. Jose Tabata then followed with an infield single. Things were looking good. But then Andrew McCutchen hit into a 6-4-3 double play and the Pirates would not collect another hit off the Phillies for the rest of the game.
The Phillies only run came on a sacrifice fly from Carlos Ruiz in the 7th inning following a single by Ty Wigginton and a double from John Mayberry. Wigginton slid safely just before Tabata’s throw arrived at home.
The crowd today was big, but not really all that engaged. I’m sure it had a lot to do with the fact there was no offense. But for what was the largest crowd ever at PNC, it didn’t really feel like it.
Nate McLouth received a huge ovation when he came up to pinch hit in the 8th inning. Pittsburghers love that guy. He struck out.