Shane Bieber was the story tonight, just as Civale was in last night’s contest.
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.
t’s early, hell it doesn’t even count yet, but pitching remains an issue for your Pittsburgh Pirates. It donned on me sometime in the 6th that unless you count Brault and Kuhl, the Bucs have yet to have a reliever toss a scoreless frame.
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.