Andrew McCutchen walks it off in the 14th inning
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St.Louis Cardinals had a 14 inning marathon on Saturday evening that went on for over five hours.
The Pirates looked down and out until A.J. Burnett hit an absolute bomb that put the Pirates on the board. And once again the Pirates wanted to make things interesting by waiting until the eighth inning to make a comeback. Jung-Ho Kang singled and scored Andrew McCutchen, while advancing to second on the throw home. Pedro Alvarez had the game-tying RBI with a single to plate Kang.
In the 10th inning, Mark Reynolds looked to play the role of hero by hitting his second home run of the night to give St. Louis a 4-3 lead.
In the bottom of the 1oth, Kang started things off nicely with a trip-trip-triple off of the right field wall, and Chris Stewart knocked him in to tie the game at 4.
The 14th inning was absolutely absurd. Mark Reynolds hit another shot to left field, but Sean Rodriguez made a game-saving catch as he was falling to the ground. Before the amazing catch, the Cardinals were able to take the lead 5-4 to put the Pirates on the ropes.
Neil Walker was set to lead the bottom of the 14th off, and he was able to single to give McCutchen a chance at walking it off.
Andrew McCutchen came to the plate, after being pitched around all night long, and made the Cardinals pay. He took a pitch over the heart of the plate, and crushed it to center field to walk it off. The crowd at PNC Park went absolutely berserk.
In my opinion, that was the most important hit of the entire season.
The two best games in PNC Park history were the 2o13 wildcard game, and Saturday’s game against the Cardinals.