Tonight’s game was really fun and exciting to watch, until the Pirates were reminded they are the 2022 Pittsburgh Pirates.
With JT Brubaker returning from the IL to make his final start this year, he showed flashes of what made him look intriguing for most of the season in the first few innings. He only did last 2.2 innings before being replaced by Bryse Wilson and ultimately giving up 3 earned runs. On tonight’s postgame we talk about the season JT had and what 2023 may have in store for his role.
The Pirates had a huge 3rd inning rally that provided almost all the offense as they scored 7 runs on 9 hits. Every starter outside of Tyler Heineman had a hit tonight. Celebrating his birthday, Oneil Cruz went 3-for-6 with a stolen base. Along with that offense came a critical throwing error as well which leads to us also discussing his future at the position and what you do with him for next year.
However, as fun and exciting it was the bullpen couldn’t hold a 4 run lead and ultimately allowed the game to go into extra’s where the Pirates ultimately lost the game.