Brandon Cumpton kept the Pirates in the game, that’s all he needed to do. The Pirates just didn’t have the ball bounce their way. A great catch, a misplayed ball by Alex Presley, one more bobble with a man at third and this game is very, very different. It’s all gravy if they win today.
It’ll be the Gerrit Cole show again. How exciting is this kid? A real good outing against the Giants, he needs to build on it and maybe throw something other than fastballs this time!
Not that he has a bad fastball or anything, nothing could be further from the truth, I just don’t think he’s going to be able to get away with some form of the fastball 70% of the time.
It’s a process though. He’s probably most comfortable with the fastball because that’s what he’s worked on so much in the minors. I expect him to slowly open up with his offspeed stuff.
Can he go 2-0? I think he can. I hate Los Angeles. The culture, the mystic. All of it.
I also can’t stand Zack Greinke and find it curious that he always seems to be involved in these bench clearing brawls. The dude gets no respect from anyone. That leads me to believe he must be an absolute dick.
It really has nothing to do with the fact that he is good either. He just seems like such an ass, and by the amount of beatings he takes I have a hard time thinking he doesn’t deserve them.
Of course Greinke pitched well against the Pirates earlier this season, what else would he do?
What’s kind of odd is that he only has three quality starts.
Greinke pitches well against the Pirates, even if his ERA is abnormally high. All his other numbers are very solid.
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