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Perrotto: Mitch Keller Transforms Into Pitcher Pirates Can Count On (+)



PITTSBURGH — One must go searching a lot of times to find bright spots from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2022 season.

The Pirates’ losing streak reached seven games Thursday night as the Chicago Cubs edged them 3-2 at PNC Park in the opener of a four-game series. At 55-95, the Pirates must go 8-4 in its last dozen games to avoid back-to-back seasons of 100 losses.

The Pirates also took another step closer to a fourth consecutive last-place finish in the National League Central.

However, there was a silver lining in another dark cloud before a sparse crowd on the North Shore. Mitch Keller again showed his resiliency despite being the losing pitcher.

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