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How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:55 pm
by bucco boy
Was thinking about this on the off-day


https://triblive.com/sports/how-long-ca ... -consider/

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:42 pm
by Az Bucco fan
As long as the pitching holds up.....Starting pitching has been mostly ok and the bullpen has been light's out...JMHO... 8-)

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:36 pm
by bucco boy
Az Bucco fan wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:42 pm As long as the pitching holds up.....Starting pitching has been mostly ok and the bullpen has been light's out...JMHO... 8-)
I agree. I thought the hitting might be okay and with Hayes coming back soon, it should be at least average. But the pitching looked like a nightmare coming in. Anderson and Brubaker are the keys because we didn't expect them to be good.

A good bullpen can win you a lot of games and we have seen that early. Stratton has been a disappointment but everyone else has been positive.

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:56 pm
by Dan_Stonerook
bucco boy wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:36 pm
Az Bucco fan wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:42 pm As long as the pitching holds up.....Starting pitching has been mostly ok and the bullpen has been light's out...JMHO... 8-)
I agree. I thought the hitting might be okay and with Hayes coming back soon, it should be at least average. But the pitching looked like a nightmare coming in. Anderson and Brubaker are the keys because we didn't expect them to be good.

A good bullpen can win you a lot of games and we have seen that early. Stratton has been a disappointment but everyone else has been positive.
Brault replacing Cahill will be an improvement.
The big if is Mitch Keller.

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:51 pm
by bucco boy
Take Keller out of the rotation. Put Yajure in for a couple starts.

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:36 pm
by statscbl
I have no idea what is going on with Keller. He had 5 starts last year. He didn't give up a hit in either of his last 2 starts last year. 11 ip 0 hits 10 walks. He was looking like a future ace, if he could cut down the walks. He hasn't cut down on the walks, but has given up a ton of walks. On the bright side, we have plenty of pitchers throwing better than expected.

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start

Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 7:54 pm
by Blackbeard
As long as they don’t give up on him like they did Glasnow.We saw how that worked out.

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 1:17 pm
by bucco boy
Looks like it took only this weekend for us to look like the 100 loss team. Bullpen finally showed some negatives. Anyone else wonder why Poppen is still on this team??

Re: How long can the Pirates sustain their competitive start?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:21 pm
by #9#
We all knew that this team has glaring holes. Take away the best player and it's amazing that they have the record that they do.