Comments on: Gomez Shines on Short Notice in Pirates Win Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: leadoff Wed, 08 May 2013 14:42:04 +0000 I would be nice to find out the real story behind McDonald’s shoulder problem.
He comes to the park 2 hours before game time and he tells management he can’t pitch, he has not thrown a ball on game day, I never heard of a shoulder going bad 2 hours before game time. He or they had to know there were some problems, lets face it, after the all-star break last year, McDonald lost his fast ball and has not gotten it back since. When velocity drops off from 94-95 to 89-91 something is wrong, it happened to Meek and for some reason the Pirates refused to recognize it, just like they are doing with McDonald, too me when that fastball goes it is the first sign of something being wrong.