Thus endeth the Pirate talk. I hope you’re relieved. I know I am.
Let’s get to the lineup.
I spent the weekend in Pittsburgh last month, and I went to three Pirates games. They were facing the Diamondbacks, and... it was not good. The stadium was gorgeous and the weather was fantastic, but the Pirates were tremendously overmatched.
And that’s great news for Nick Pivetta. Nicky had a pretty miserable June, starting six games and pitching to a 7.71 ERA. But he’s already started July well, pitching the 13th and final inning of the Phillies dramatic extra-innings win against the Nationals.
Hopefully he carries that forward. I’m confident he can! Optimism! It’s great!
Discuss the game in the comments below.