Pittsburgh Penguins’ playoff prep, Pirates’ rebound on Three Rivers, One Show


City of Champions co-editors Matt Shetler and Matt Gajtka return for the latest edition of Three Rivers, One Show, brought to you by the Fansided Radio Network.

April 14, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle (left) greets left fielder Starling Marte (6) after Marte hit a home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the road to the playoffs, but what do they have to improve over the regular season’s final two weeks? Matt and Matt take a look at that, plus the projected recovery timelines of Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Evgeni Malkin and Paul Martin. They also address the tremendous contributions of Pascal Dupuis and the upcoming week, which features matchups with Montreal and Boston.

Shifting to the Pirates, Shetler and Gajtka discuss the offense’s dramatic turnaround, powered by Starline Marte’s great start. However, there are problems for the Bucs, most notably starting pitching. What’s wrong with James McDonald, and can the Pirates survive until Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton rehab? Also, what’s the team’s level of patience with Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin?

Lastly, Matt and Matt deliver their Final Thoughts, focusing on last week’s Frozen Four and the Steelers’ upcoming draft.

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