You know what? I’m out of ways to say, the Pirates played well tonight, but because their bullpen is only built to last for at most four innings a night, we simply ran out of pitching and lost in the 11th inning. I fully understand that this is a massive exaggeration, but it seems to me that at least 70 of the Pirates 92 losses have come in this fashion.
The good news is that I think that as the starting pitching gets stronger, the bullpen immediately benefits from some of the guys we have in the rotation now becoming relievers. The bad news is that WE’VE ONLY WON THREE FREAKING GAMES IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.