Pittsburgh Pirates: Quick Thoughts On Each Of The Pitchers

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

Jul 10, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez (36) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. Pirates defeated the Cardinals 9-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Following a 4-2 victory Friday against the Colorado Rockies and an extra innings victory Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves at 51-46, tied for third place in the NL Central, 2.5 games back of the lead.

Friday’s game had a little bit of everything from Francisco Liriano‘s high pitch count to Pedro Alvarez‘s continued defensive struggles but in a sense reminded me of the 2013 team where the Pirates always found a way to win.

It was a similar story Saturday as the team found a way to get a win with Jordy Mercer providing the walk off hit. These wins are a good sign moving forward in a time where winning is more important than ever with key players in the NL Central on the disabled list.

With that being said, I wanted to provide my thoughts on the Pirates roster. In this first of two parts, this is my assessment on the team’s pitchers.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

comments powered by Disqus