The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to salvage a win in the Chicago Cubs series. The offense hit some long balls thanks to the Fort, Mike McKenry and Hometown Neil Walker, while Kevin Correia made it stand up while rumors buzz that he might be the pitcher headed to the bullpen.
The Bucs right hander has different ideas.
Correia held the Cubs to two runs over six innings picking up his career best sixth straight decision. Correia allowed just four hits including a first inning bomb, but figured it out and lasted six innings for the Bucs.
The California kid is cruising at 6-0 with a 3.89 ERA in his last seven starts.
Perhaps Correia won’t be headed to the bullpen, but headed to another team? His value can’t be any higher than right now as he lowered his season ERA to 4.24 as he fired 78 pitches with 49 going for strikes as he got eight ground ball outs to go with four more strikeouts and three groundball outs.
We would hate to see Correia go. He is playing for a contract and his wife is expecting another child. It would be nice if he can continue to pitch well with so much riding on his season, we have to think he can deliver results for the Bucs.