I know, I know, it’s incredibly early for this, but I believe we can do this anyway. Couple reasons, first I feel fairly confident that if they bring in a starter, it won’t be a better option than what is currently here, and on top of that I don’t see the Pirates making a whole lot of moves this off-season to the starting pitching.
Almost every day, I get asked this question and most of the time I brush it aside. It’s obvious right? They aren’t good enough. Well, that’s certainly part of the equation but as with almost every aspect of this beautiful game, it’s not that simple. Today, let’s dive in and really try to answer the question.
A pitcher’s duel. That’s what Joe Block referred to this game as when we pulled into the bottom of the second. I mean, through five it turned out to be true.
Much of the game saw promising performances, Joe Musgrove pitched three scoreless and struck out five on the way. More importantly he looked unhittable doing it, mixing his pitches masterfully while Jacob Stallings stole 7 by my count strikes off the plate to make it even better.
Now, for some clubs this could help them avoid a few tough decisions, for the Pirates they might be tough for a whole other reason.