Clint Hurdle fans rejoice. Bergman fans…um, are there any out there after tonight? Any Axford fans either? Those two combined to hand Pittsburgh 11 of their 13 runs.
Oh, and they did it all in four innings combined.
Bergman only held on for 3 2/3 an inning before getting the hook for his 10 hit, 7 earned evening. Then Walt brought in six more pitchers who combine to only give up TWO hits and no runs to give the Rox a chance.
Dickerson and Murphy tried like hell to take that chance. Those two combined to go 5 for 9 with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s, trying their hardest to put the team on their back and win one gosh darn it.
If only Axford didn’t mess it up. If only if only if only. If he’d shut them down then maybe Dickerson’s RBI double would have tied it up and who knows, perhaps we’d be ticking off another walk-off on the RWO counter right about now.