Pitching Problems In Pittsburgh
The Pirates’ pitching has had well publicized problems for much of this year.
Jon Niese, now on the Mets, leads the pirates staff with 8 wins, and a 4.91 ERA; Francisco Liriano, now with the Toronto Blue Jays, leads the team with 116 strikeouts; Mark Melancon, now on the Washington Nationals, leads the team with 30 saves.
The Pirates staff has an undisputed ace in Gerrit Cole, but after that, there are no sure things in the Pirates’ Rotation.
Oh, and Jeff Locke, the 2013 All-Star? He’s been relegated to the bullpen with a .295 BAA and 1.51 WHIP.