Posted: 07/13/2014 3:37 PM
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Last edited 07/13/2014 7:28 PM by cferrel3
Posted: 07/14/2014 3:40 AM
Milfman wrote: The Pirates are 12th in ERA (out of 30 teams), just ahead of the first place Milwaukee Brewers. The problem is you only watch the Pirates and only see their flaws. Other teams have them, too. The pitching is far from perfect and some guys need to improve, but once again I'm glad you're not running this team.
Posted: 07/14/2014 4:47 AM
WWJDLion wrote: with the exception of Morton, Melancon, and Watson, the rest of the staff has been mediocre to awful - and that includes Cole. Even Volquez, who has been very good for the past 4-5 starts, has also had some very bad outings. He just now got his ERA down to the 3.50 range.We have anywhere from 4-5 pitchers who are not deserving of pitching on this staff - and are hurting the team more than helping it. Liriano, Wilson, Frieri, Pimentel, Gomez, and you can include Worley in that group now that he has come back to Earth. each performance. The problem is we're pretty much married to most of these guys - sink or swim. I would replace Frieri with Mazzaro now - and I would also consider bringing up Oliver, to replace Worley or Pimentel - regardless if they options or not. Because of the condition of the pitching staff in general, as well as the abysmal first base situation, this team is in very flawed. Polanco is struggling, and we don't have competent platoon partner for him. Very disappointing road trip through St Louis and Cincy - 2-5, when we should have gone 4-3 or 5-2.
Last edited 07/14/2014 5:08 AM by panthers2533
Posted: 07/14/2014 6:10 AM
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Posted: 07/14/2014 3:37 PM
WWJDLion wrote: Losing 5 of 7 within the division, especially in the manner of how we lost most of these games, is reason for concern and alarm. They all had to do with bullpen collapses and/or poor starting pitching.
Posted: 07/15/2014 8:51 AM
vinnybravo wrote: WWJDLion wrote: Losing 5 of 7 within the division, especially in the manner of how we lost most of these games, is reason for concern and alarm. They all had to do with bullpen collapses and/or poor starting pitching.True, and overall the Pirates have been horrid vs team with winning records and vs teams in the division. However, other teams have has some devastating injuries and the Pirates still have a chance if the right moves are made.My big concern is August. The Pirates have been horrid in August the last few years and if they do it again this year they are done.