Continuing the roller coaster season, the Pirates are currently on a 2 game losing streak. After taking the first game in the series against the Reds behind a great outing by Ian Snell, Pirate’s pitching imploded in the next 2, causing the team’s current slide.
Zach Duke is on the mound tonight, and the Pirates can’t be pleased with Duke’s efforts so far. ZD didn’t record a strikeout in 4 of his first 5 starts. That’s not a good sign, especially with Rich Hill, who is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in 2 career starts against the Bucs, starting for Larry Appleton and Cousin Balki‘s favorite team tonight.
11-12 is where the Buccos currently stand. I’ll update my Reasons to Keep Watching the Bucs This Season list after the Pirates pick up a couple more wins.