Pittsburgh Pirates: Newcomers Impress, More Takeaways From Series Split in Milwaukee

Takeaways from a series split in the House of Horrors

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Johan Oviedo keeps trending upward

The first full MLB season for Johan Oviedo as a starting pitcher has had some ups and downs. However, he has had many more positives than negatives. This included him shoving in the series finale against the Brewers as he continues to trend upward.

Oviedo allowed just two hits, walked three, and struck out six in 7 scoreless innings on Sunday afternoon. He is now tied with Mitch Keller for a team best 12 quality starts this season, and his 4.18 ERA is the lowest among Pirate starting pitchers.

In 5 starts since the All-Star Break, Oviedo has posted a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings pitched. He has pitched at least 6 innings in 4 of these 5 starts, including going 7 innings 3 times. Oviedo looks like a young starting pitcher who is poised to finish his first full season as a MLB starter strong as he solidifies his spot in the starting rotation for 2024 and beyond.

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