A Bad Week Could Be Looming & More Takeaways From Pittsburgh Pirates Series Loss vs Dodgers
By Marty Leap
This could be a long week
The Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing to play four games in three days at Great American Ballpark. While the Reds are in last place, GABP is a great hitters park and the Pirate pitching staff is a mess right now.
The Bucs then return home for a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. On top of the Brewers being one of the best teams in the National League, the Pirates have not been good at home this season.
So, yeah, this might be a rough week.
Nick Kingham will start the first game on Monday and Steven Brault will start Wednesday. Neither of these pitchers have any business starting a MLB game. Due to playing eight games in seven days, at least one of them will have to make at least two starts this week. That or the team will have to turn to an opener again, which does not work when your pitching staff is in the current state of the Pirates staff.
Fans should be excited to watch Mitch Keller make his MLB debut tomorrow. Hopefully, he grabs a rotation spot by the horns and does not let go. Because, due to the current struggles of Joe Musgrove and Chris Archer, Jordan Lyles is the only pitcher in the rotation that can be counted on right now. Mix in a messy bullpen and that doesn’t not bode well for the Bucs this week.