The Pittsburgh Pirates will be wearing uniforms from the 70’s, but the team is playing more like the 1890 Pittsburg Alleghenys. The Alleghenys were awful, but the Pirates team in the throwbacks tonight that will battle the Swinging A’s is young and has some talent. Unfortunately, the Bucs have virtually no quality starting pitching. It shows. We firmly believe with just a little bit of pitching help, this team could improve, but until that happens, we will continue to see games like we saw last night.
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is out indefinitely with a concussion Rob Biertempfel tweeted at 5:15 Saturday.