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Reliving Every Pirates Walk-Off Win in 2014

There is still a week left for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2014 regular season, but the remaining schedule is all on the road. That means no more walk-off wins, not counting the post season of course. Walk-offs are always special to the home fans. Just by their very nature they are the most exciting type of win a team can have. The Pirates gave us plenty of walk-offs in 2014. 10 of the Pirates 51 home wins were of the walk-off variety. Let’s relive them all one more time.

1) March 31, 2014 – Neil Walker goes yard on Opening Day


2) April 2, 2014 – Tony Sanchez‘s pinch-hit RBI single in the 16th inning ends the longest home game in Pittsburgh’s 128-year history at 5 hours and 55 minutes.


3) April 21, 2014 – Neil Walker bloops a ball just over the glove of Reds 2B Brandon Phillips to drive in Russell Martin in the 10th inning


4) May 2, 2014 – Starling Marte hits a solo blast to walk-off the Blue Jays


5) May 6, 2014 – Perhaps the craziest walk-off ever. Starling Marte triples and then tries to score as the throw skips past the third baseman. Marte was initially called out at home. After a review the play was reversed giving the Pirates a walk-off win over the Giants.


6) June 19, 2014 – Shrimp Alert! The Pirates truly walk-off in this one as Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani issues a bases loaded walk to Russell Martin in the bottom of the 12th inning.


7) June 27, 2014 – Josh Harrison hits a double in the 11 inning to drive in Clint Barmes to beat the Mets


8) July 1, 2014 – Arizona Pitcher Wade Miley dominated the Pirates thru 8 innings and took a 2-0 lead into the 9th. The Pirates would rally for 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning capped off by Ike Davis‘s RBI single


9) July 19, 2014 – Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker to give the Pirates a 3-2 win over the Rockies in 11 innings


10) August 20, 2014 – The Pirates snapped a season long 7 game losing streak when Gaby Sanchez lifted a fly ball deep enough to score Jordy Mercer to give the Bucs a 3-2 win over the Braves


So there you have it. All 10 Pirate walk-off wins this season. There was a little bit of every thing. We saw a few game ending home runs, an overturned review walk-off, and even a walk-off walk. It made for 10 fantastic finishes at PNC Park this summer. Hopefully we can add to this list in the post season.

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