We were getting to the point in the Reds-Pirates series that rooting for simply not getting blown out seemed like a more achievable goal than a win. A pitchers dual wasn’t on my menu though.
There are nights when nothing goes right. For the Pirates so far this season that’s been the case in every matchup with the Reds. Pitching, hitting, hey name an aspect, it probably failed in some way.
We’ll get back to more of what went wrong but let’s backtrack just a bit, all the way back to Spring Training.
At some point the Pirates need to put it all together in one game, tonight was not that night. The bats have been a few big swings away from doing nothing for two games straight now while the pitching has kept them in just about every contest.
We watched them all season, probably with even more attention than usual because there were no West Coast trips or requisite swings to the North-East. The NL Central wasn’t an impressive place, but they still managed four playoff spots.
The Pirates coming into tonight’s contest have played 47 games, and in that time they have managed to have a starter last six innings 4 times.
Let’s begin with tonight’s starter Joe Musgrove. He legit has good stuff, should we assume he’d be more on track if not for injury?
A little over a week ago the Pirates ended a four game series with the Reds that began with a doubleheader, which made today feel like deja vu as Pittsburgh began another four game set with Cincinnati in a 2020 special; back to back seven inning contests. In the first of two a familiar faceContinue reading “The Pirates Drop The Doubleheader And Fall Even Further Into The Basement”
Very quietly for some time now, the bullpen has been, dare I say, good.
In this afternoon’s matinee against the Brewers Chad Kuhl looked to get back on track after one his most disappointing appearances of the season against the Cubs this past Tuesday. Only lasting four innings Kuhl gave up three earned runs on six hits, while striking out three and walking two; throwing a total of 86Continue reading “The Pirates Bullpen Stands Tall In Walk Off Win”