Yes tonight the Pirates bullpen looked like the United States trying to win the war on drugs. You know, they did their best but a whole bunch leaked in anyway.
Hey, it’s too little too late, and yes, yesterday’s double painful loss in what would have clinched the team’s first sweep of the season is very fresh, but this team has been playing good baseball. They’re doing it with what I propose is their very worst bullpen of the season and easily their worst rotation, at least on paper.
When covering a team you can sometimes get so caught up in what they probably will do that you forget you have your own mind and it’s time for the word should to creep in.
9-18-21 – By Gary Morgan – @garymo2007 on Twitter Don’t look now, but the Pirates are playing some good baseball lately. 7-3 in their last 10 and they’ve done it with timely offense and solid pitching. It’s far too late for it to matter against the overall record, but there is something to be saidContinue reading “The Pirates Win 2-1, Pitching & Defense Shine”
Before I type one word about the game tonight, Roberto Clemente Night is at the very least something that appears to be sticking around, and I love it.
This part of a build is simply not easy to watch. When you’re trying to fill one or two holes with kids it’s easier to deal with, 7, 8, hell 15, not so much.
The Pirates have entered that part of the season that is far too familiar in these parts, irrelevancy due to the NLF fully getting in motion, coupled with not being in the conversation themselves in the first place.
Wil Crowe started off very well, dominant even through three innings, unfortunately he was not capable facing the lineup twice, a theme we’ve seen with him repeatedly leading many to categorize him as a bullpen candidate.
When you go through two seasons like this, and everyone and their mother has shifted their gaze on the minor leagues, of course things were going to shift to those players being in Pittsburgh.
9-8-21 – By Gary Morgan – @garymo2007 on Twitter Mitch Keller, man ya know what, sigh….. like, he had an exceptional curveball tonight, but… he didn’t place it, often leaving it about 3 inches too high. He had good life on his fastball tonight, but… it had no movement and doesn’t fool anyone as to whether it’sContinue reading “Pirates Fail Again to Finish Sweep, Tigers Prevail 5-1”