|PITTSBURGH PIRATES |
|LHP ZACH DUKE|
(4-6, 4.40 ERA)
|COLORADO ROCKIES |
|RHP AARON COOK|
(11-6, 3.57 ERA)
|Game Time||3:05 EDT|
This Doesn't Look Right:
Maybe this is why Herrera could not focus last night?
From today's Post-Gazette online:
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
That picture gives new meaning to "Team Chemistry".
Remember a couple days ago, my optimism on the Pirates post break schedule. Remember how I said 10-4 gets them back to .500. Remember I said the most important thing was avoiding the June/July swoon...
Looks like the swoon is kicking in yet again. Already 0-3 after the break, if they lose today expect a closed door meeting that will leak to all the news media.
I guess the Pirates are looking at Duke to start a 10 game winning streak...
Herrera is anything but consistent, unless consistently out of control is considered. I actually held out some hope for him, that was misplaced. I am still looking for a deal to come down soon that will land a starting pitching prospect that may be able to help the rotation immediately.
This season has been a real detriment to Jeff Andrews legacy and what he had accomplished in the last few years as a minor league pitching instructor. Andrews is a much better coach than this pitching staff has shown. Part of it is due to lack of quality arms.
The Yankees are stepping up their pursuit of Bay and Nady. Also mentioned are Grabow and Marte.
From the Star-Ledger:
Minor-league outfielders Austin Jackson and Jose Tabata and pitchers such as Ian Kennedy are names that could be discussed. Melky Cabrera does not interest the Pirates, who have All-Star Nate McLouth in center field.
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