Josh Harrison Is The Latest Pirates Hero
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – They say to win a World Series it takes the contributions of all 25 men on the roster. That is ringing true these days as the latest is somewhat used IF/OF Josh Harrison. He joined The Fan Morning Show prior to Thursday’s 12:35 p.m. finale with the Marlins to talk about his recent heroics.
Harrison hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Pirates a win 4-3 over the Marlins on Tuesday. His fielder’s choice and stolen base led to the Pirates tying the game in the bottom of the fifth inning in a 4-2 win over the Marlins last night.
Harrison said when he hit that home run he thought it was a double out of the box. He was surprised to see it be over the fence for a game-winner.
“Can’t put it into words,” Harrison said. “The phone was blowing up and he could not get to sleep because of the adrenaline.”
Harrison says he doesn’t consider himself a spark plug to this team.
“I just have fun,” Harrison said. “It’s just me playing the game I love and having fun.”
He admits that it’s hard to be in a position where he is up and down from the majors to the minors.
“it’s hard living hotel to hotel,” Harrison said. “At the end of the day, I am still blessed to be here and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Harrison says this team has welcomed him and the others who have come up from the minors with open arms and that shows this team has plenty of trust.
“We got each others’ backs,” Harrison said. “We know what we got.”
Harrison said Pirates Manger Clint Hurdle gave him this opportunity to play in the majors so he will never have a bad feeling towards him. He trusted him when he told him he would get him in the lineup and kept his promise to be ready.
He says he is so happy to be a part of this clubhouse because it’s a group of 25 players and coaches who really believe in each other and what they are capable of.
“We know we can play,” Harrison said. ” We expect to win every day.”
Listen to the full interview here: