5/14/23- By Michael Castrignano – @412DoublePlay on Twitter Mitch Keller Day is becoming a National Holiday in Pittsburgh as he once again plays stopper for the Pirates, turning in another fantastic start following his complete game shutout last Monday. The Pirates managed to get on the board early as Carlos Santana hit a slow groundContinue reading “Keller Ks Os, Pirates Win 4-0 (22-19)”
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Keller, Castro Bust Bucs Out of Slump as Pirates Win 2-0 (21-15)
5/8/23- By Michael Castrignano – @412DoublePlay on Twitter Free from the bombardment of the AL East teams, the Pirates managed to finally find success against a familiar foe. After sweeping the Rockies a few short weeks ago, Pirates were able to break out of their slump behind a stellar start from Mitch Keller and aContinue reading “Keller, Castro Bust Bucs Out of Slump as Pirates Win 2-0 (21-15)”
Cards Salvage Series Split as Bucs Lose 5-4 (9-7)
4/16/23- By Michael Castrignano – @412DoublePlay on Twitter Pirates led 3-1 going to the bottom of the 6th inning with just 12 outs remaining between them and a rare series victory over the rival Cardinals but they just couldn’t hold it, falling to St. Louis in 10 innings. The Bucs notched 7 hits and 2Continue reading “Cards Salvage Series Split as Bucs Lose 5-4 (9-7)”
Keller Shines As Pirates Sweep The Red Sox (4-2)
4/5/23- By Craig W. Toth – @BucsBasement on Twitter Through the first six and two-thirds, Mitch Keller was on full cruise control before surrounding a double to Tristian Casas; immediately followed by a Christian Arroyo single to break the shutout. Then after surrendering another single, pinch-hitter Reece McGuire-yes, the former Pirates Top Prospect-almost tied theContinue reading “Keller Shines As Pirates Sweep The Red Sox (4-2)”
So if there is a clear definition of what makes an “Ace,” do all of these names qualify? Or any? Or maybe none? Does it even matter?
Beer And Loathing In Milwaukee
1-21-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Each time the Pittsburgh Pirates travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers I get this knot in the pit of stomach; probably due to the trauma experienced from watching the Pirates immense struggles in the Brew City during the late 2000’s through the early 2010’s.Continue reading “Beer And Loathing In Milwaukee”
Mitch Keller Battles Through Pirates Win Over Cincinnati
9-22-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Obviously the main goal for the Pittsburgh Pirates going into last night’s matchup with the Cincinnati Reds was to win; and by doing so, attempt to prevent one of their most hated division rivals from making the postseason, in what has been a pretty highly contestedContinue reading “Mitch Keller Battles Through Pirates Win Over Cincinnati”
Young Pitchers and Inconsistency, This is What Growth Looks Like
When you watch a young staff develop, well, it takes more than an ability to read a box score. You’re sometimes looking for confidence in a pitch, or command of a situation.
Mitch Keller Isn’t Good, but Training Him is Part of the Plan
This is the beginning of a build, the perfect time to be patient with a young pitcher who needs to learn his lessons at this level.
Keller Comes Out Strong Against The Padres
Through his first five starts of the season, Mitch Keller has been the very definition of Jekyll and Hyde; either wild and outside of zone, while hanging sliders for batters to punish, or in command and pounding the zone as he fools hitters with the off speed and overpowers them with the fastball. The strangestContinue reading “Keller Comes Out Strong Against The Padres”