The revolving door of the Pirates pitching staff has continued to rotate, and will more than likely remain in motion over the next few weeks as injuries persist, arms reach their limits and three to five inning starts remain the norm; not that this number has deviated very far from the medium throughout the season.Continue reading “Pirates Can’t Capture The Elusive Sweep”
Wil Crowe started off very well, dominant even through three innings, unfortunately he was not capable facing the lineup twice, a theme we’ve seen with him repeatedly leading many to categorize him as a bullpen candidate.
Over the previous two seasons-2019 and 2020-Steven Brault, when healthy, was the second best starter in the rotation; totaling 1.9 fWAR behind only Joe Musgrove (4.2), while posting a 4.23 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. At times Brault showed brilliance on the mound, as the self proclaimed pitching machine, as evidenced by his 2 hit,Continue reading “Pirates Go Down Early, In More Ways Than One, And Come Back Late”
We’d like to see more efficiency from our starters. I know, you all want answers from the coach as to why he keeps saying he needs more from his starters, then immediately sets forth pulling them early, well, unless of course they’ve given up 5 runs in the first inning, then they get 5 orContinue reading “Pirates (23-44) Swept in Washington, Bell Bomb Game Winner”
Follow a couple of shaky starts to the season, free agent acquisition and likely flip candidate, Tyler Anderson hit his stride over the next five outings; lowering his ERA to 3.05, his WHIP to 1.04 and his average against to .209, as he pitched an eight inning gem against the Cubs to bring his recordContinue reading “Pirates Buried By A Nationals Early Bomb”
A tale of two teams struggling to hit the baseball. I think that’s what this series will be.