Perhaps no team in all of Major League Baseball was in more desperate need of a dramatic win than the Pittsburgh Pirates. Staring down the possibility of falling 10 games below .500 in the first weeks of May, the Pirates received a big boost when outfielder Starling Marte delivered this walk-off home run on Friday night.
With a -12 run differential thus far, the Pirates have actually had a little bit of bad luck with a couple of their losses. Still, they need to find more offense if they are going to turn things around and avoid an unfortunate return to the NL Central basement. The pressure to lead the way on that front largely falls on the shoulders of Andrew McCutchen and Marte, so Pittsburgh will hope that this win rolls over into a handful of wins to get things back on track.