The Pirates dropped the rubber match today 9-5. The offense came alive early to give a 2-0 lead, but ultimately bad pitching and an offensive lull hindered the chances of a win.
Kevin Newman, Rodolfo Castro, and Ben Gamel continued their hot streaks as each also collected two hits today. We discuss what we are seeing out of Castro and how he has found better success during his latest call. Also, though he had a 2-RBI double today, why Tucupito Marcano has struggled and what we want to see more of from him.
Zach Thompson took the mount today and struggled for the most part. As DiNardo questioned a few nights ago, we discuss if you had to choose between Thompson and Wilson at this point which pitcher would it be? We also look to today’s bullpen performance and takeaway some notes.