Right-hander Brad Lincoln has been solid out of the 'pen - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- While the Pittsburgh Pirates offense has struggled for the majority of the season to score runs, the Bucco bullpen is a different story. The bullpen's combined 2.47 ERA is ranked No. 3 in all of baseball -- the best in the National League. Right-handers Juan Cruz, Jason Grilli, Joel Hanrahan, Jared Hughes, Brad Lincoln, Chris Resop, and the lone lefty Tony Watson, have whiffed 129 batters over 134.2 innings. Although they are currently the best bullpen in the N.L., they are without ego.
"I’ve been in places where you might get different type pitchers that want roles defined," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "I once had a situation where I called down for a pitcher to ...
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