The Pirates have won four in a row!
John Perrotto and the Legion of Doom at Baseball Prospectus hit another Doomsday Device in his latest look at the Pirates. Good stuff.
“I wouldn’t worry about Pedro,” Walker said. “He’s got a lot of power, and it’s real. It’s big-time power. He’s been a little inconsistent, but once he settles in, he’s going to hit a lot of home runs in the big leagues.”
The Pirates’ problem, though, is that they have little star-type talent ready to fill in around their big four. And they need plenty of help as they rank 29th among the 30 major-league teams in run scored with an average of 3.48 a game and last in runs allowed (5.48 a game) and Defensive Efficiency (.675).
Evan Meek, the man with the 2.01 ERA has a solid interview with Rocco after game 150 in this podcast. Jameson Taillon is a great interview and it starts at 43:00. Rocco will have part two tonight. Tune in to his show at that link above, you will want to hear this guy talk. He has a great head on his shoulders. We could smell the confidence through the radio. I can’t wait to watch this kid pitch. Every. Single. Minute.
“It’s like a baseball prison. I love it.”—Jameson Taillon
Enjoy the streak Pirates fans. You could be a Mariners fan worrying about Jack Wilson in 2011.