JT Brubaker toed the rubber in the Pirates unofficial house of horrors last night, confident everything would finally come together for him. He pitched with a good pace, firing the ball back to Roberto Perez seemingly seconds after receiving it and had genuinely good stuff all night.
Since I’ve been writing about the Pirates, few people have been more generous with their time than Michael McKenry. First of all, to talk to a catcher always provides more information than any one other position set. Catchers have to hit, play good defense, and understand pitching at a level some pitchers don’t even get to see.
We all knew that the truncated 2020 season was going to be rough on the Pirates Pitchers. After beginning their ramp up in Spring Training, they were abruptly shutdown and sent packing to work out on their own. After the unexpected layoff, they had to start stretching themselves out again during an abbreviated Summer Camp.Continue reading “The Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Staff: Different Year, Same Results”