Let’s Talk Pirates 2021 Starting Rotation

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.

Why Don’t Pirates Starters Go Deeper into Games?

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.

Kuhl, Ponce, Power Pirates to Sweep of Double Header in St. Louis

In game one the Pirates sent Chad Kuhl to the mound. The lineup featured the return of Kevin Newman and the MLB debut for Will Craig. The Cards trotted their normal lineup out and started Kwang-Hyun Kim the lefty.

What a Ballgame! Pirates Fall 17-13 to the Tigers in a Wild Slugfest

When all things were said and done, you could barely recognize the outcome if you only watched the beginning. I joked on Twitter I almost felt the need to write two game stories it was such a definitive break.

Pirates Are Up a Crick, if He Keeps Pitching Like That. Bucs Fall 5-3

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.