Pittsburgh Pirates fans created an electric environment at PNC Park on Tuesday for the team’s one-game playoff with the Cincinnati Reds. They packed the house, were loud throughout the game and really helped boost the Pirates to a 6-2 win. And once the team got on top, they smelled blood and jumped all over Reds starter Johnny Cueto.
The Pirates fans had a stadium-wide “Cue-to, Cue-to” chant going the first few innings. The chant was reminiscent of how fans used to taunt Darryl Strawberry with the “Darryl, Darryl” chant. During the second inning, it looked like the chant got to Cueto. He dropped the ball in between pitches, and then gave up a home run to Russell Martin after missing badly on a fastball.
Cueto allowed seven hits, four runs (3 earned) and walked one over 3.1 innings. He gave up two home runs and really should have been pulled in the second. Great win for Pittsburgh.