For the Pirates and their fans, Buctober has finally arrived.
Thanks in large part to the pitching of Francisco Liriano and the two home runs hit by Russell Martin, the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrated their first postseason win since 1992 on Tuesday night at PNC Park. When closer Jason Grilli recorded the final out of the Pirates' 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Wild Card Game the party at raucous PNC Park really got started.
"This is the newest, biggest buzz," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after the game, via MLB.com. "It's still ringing in my ears. When we took the field for the announcements, the opening announcements, they let it rip. The park showed up tonight."
Another thing that showed up at the ballpark was the delivery of champagne and beer for the victory celebration. Before heading off to St. Louis for the NL Division Series, the Pirates enjoyed the club's first locker room victory celebration since Barry Bonds and Andy Van Slyke were patrolling the outfield in town.