Rum Bunter Radio Episode 15: It Never Ends for the Pittsburgh Pirates


The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to reel as the season hits the quarter mark.

Losing sucks! Especially when you score thirteen runs…are rally from three runs down in the final inning. As bad as the Pittsburgh Pirates have been playing, tank conversation, deadline talk and roster options have been the hot button issues of the 2020 season to this point.

Rum Bunter Radio episode fifteen has you covered with an in-depth analysis on the weekend sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Detroit Tigers, the state of rotation and bullpen and losing another key piece this weekend and where the team is headed now just three weeks away from the 2020 trade deadline.

How bad can it get? Marty, Nick and Trey begin the episode but discussing the highs and lows of the weekend set with the Tigers, and highlight certain parts of the offense that are continuing to explode.

Kick the Cardinals out of Major League Baseball! Being that Pittsburgh will not be heading to St. Louis this week for their scheduled three game series, the Pirates get a much needed rest period after a taxing weekend on the bullpen. Who has emerged?

The episode shifts to a discussion on what things will look like as closer Keone Kela gets set to return to baseball, and how the rotation will shift with the loss of Joe Musgrove.

As injuries continue to plague the Pirates, as they did on Saturday when Phillip Evans had his season ended by way of collision with Gregory Polanco, the team brought in some help Saturday night with the signing of former all-star Henderson Alvarez. The guys talk about how this sets up the rotation moving forward and what it means for the “piggyback” system the team has deployed over the last three weeks.

Batten down the hatches, clear the decks and enjoy episode fifteen of Rum Bunter Radio.