RBR Episode 83: Riding Waves with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Week Three Update

Apr 23, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Miguel Yajure (89) reacts after being taken out of the game during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Miguel Yajure (89) reacts after being taken out of the game during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /
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Ups and downs for the Pittsburgh Pirates leave fans weary and excited after week three of the 2022 season.

In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio Marty and Trey are back to break down the first few weeks of this new MLB season and the Pirates early action.

While the Buccos did suffer a 21-0 loss on Saturday, they found themselves at the .500 mark yet again just a day later.

A sweep dealt by Milwaukee leaves the club at 8-11 as they are set to Welcome the deadly San Diego Padres to town.

What has gone right so far this year to allow the Pirates to remain around the .500 mark? And what has stood in this team’s way in their eleven losses?

Most fans would likely turn to the pitching staff. An above average start to the season by the bullpen has allowed the Pirates to pick up some big wins in come back situations. Although, when you turn your attention to the starting rotation, you quickly realize the door that has been opened to each of the club’s first four opponents for hearty offensive numbers.

While veteran starter Jose Quintana has had a steady bounce back start to the year, it is easy to remain weary on Mitch Keller after another four run outing and an era in the sixs’.

The guys share their thoughts on the seemingly more confident mid rotation starter in their “This Week in Mitch Keller” segment.

As the show closes out Marty and Trey give an update on the farm system and share some names they believe will make their rise to the “Bigs” sooner than others that may seem like the obvious choice.

The show wraps up with a preview on the Pirates upcoming series, and poses a question to all Pirates fans on their levels of hatred for teams that wear red.

Batten down the hatches, clear the decks Rum Bunter Radio 83 is here!

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