Last night I wrote about the problems that have been plaguing the Pittsburgh Pirates in the bullpen. They've had a lot of guys who were key players in the bullpen last year struggle this year. They've had guys traded away who instantly turned things around, which was a process that usually worked out the opposite way, with the Pirates adding the rebound candidates. They added bounce back candidates to the bullpen, and none of them have really bounced back.
Today we got to see the biggest issue with the Pirates' bullpen. Francisco Liriano had a good start, giving up two runs in six innings. However, the offense was quiet, scoring no runs during that span. Then, Brandon Cumpton came on in relief, and gave up three runs in the eighth inning, which gave Detroit a 5-0 lead. Gaby Sanchez hit ...
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