A tale of two teams struggling to hit the baseball. I think that’s what this series will be.
A 7 game losing streak isn’t fun, and it’s not possible to watch it, even if you expected it, without at least asking a few questions. This isn’t a good baseball team, and if you ask me the frustration is ramped up because for the first time since game one, this team has most of their best components. So of all times to go on a stretch like this, it seems at the very least odd. It also doesn’t help bad decisions were partially responsible, this team doesn’t need help from the instructors to fail.
Both teams kicked the ball around the field. Both teams couldn’t find the strike zone, partially because it took the umpire 4 innings to find it too.
This entire season, and last season for that matter I’ve been telling you along with a chorus of other voices that everything the Pirates do is about answering questions about players.
In a season that doesn’t matter record wise anyway, it makes sense to give a player like Keller time to figure things out, but if I’m honest that time has come and gone.
Before I dig in on this subject, there is nothing that will have real lasting effect on the fan base like winning. While it doesn’t feel like it at times, I think it’s easy to accept that Ben Cherington wants to do.
The Pirates for the first time since game two, had all the components present and accounted for who constituted their opening day lineup.
The Pirates can at the very least provide some fun baseball to watch. The bullpen has been really good all season and while it isn’t to be confused with the top teams in the league this lineup, healthy, can hang with a decent amount of teams and keep them in most games. Oh yeah, they’ll move some more players, but the most important parts are likely here for a while.
It won’t be long before the Pirates get even more help coming off the IL. As we sit here today the Pirates don’t officially have a first baseman on the roster and we all know they’ll soon have two.
The Marlins are mired in a rough stretch and when that happens to any team you see them occasionally grasp defeat from the jaws of victory, and that’s exactly what happened today on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.