Root, root, root for the home team! Our Pittsburgh Pirates try desperately to salvage a win tonight versus St Louie in front of the home crowd at PNC Park. These are your keys for tonight's game. 1)You've got to hand it to the Buccos. People keep saying they've been inconsistent this season but they've consistently found the loss column for 8 straight games. And they bring losing to a whole new level, even more so than their record 21 straight losing seasons of a just a few years ago by finding new ways to lose. Mrs. Black-N-Gold has some numbers for you from last night's 9-7 loss. The number 2, as in 2 outs and 2 strikes. The Pirates had St Louie on the ropes with a 9-6 lead when "closer" Tony Watson came in for the save. He saved it alright saving the Bucs losing streak by giving up 3 homers. You've got to know when to hold 'em! 2)If the Pirates ship is going to continue to sink in this manner, why continue to trot out virtually the same lineup? Got JHay at the top of the order? Why not try Adam Frazier? Is John Jaso the future at 1B? Keep Josh Bell out there so he can get all the reps he needs. What's the point of pitching Ryan Vogelsong? Why not give Tyler Glasnow another shot? The kids are alright! 3)And now comes the most important key to the game, the one that Mrs. Black-N-Gold claims is a constant key to the win column because the way our pitching is going, you can never have enough of this. Hit, Run, & Score! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!