Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates 2, Reds 8

The Pittsburgh Pirates (13-18) take on the Cincinnati Reds (8-24) on Friday night in game two of a four-game series at PNC Park, starting at 6:35 PM. Mitch Keller (0-4, 6.11) will be on the mound against right-hander Tyler Mahle (1-4, 6.46), in a battle of two pitchers off to slow starts this season.

The Pirates claimed Tyler Beede off of waivers yesterday. He was added to the active roster for tonight’s game and Cam Alldred was optioned to Indianapolis to make room.  Alldred tossed a scoreless inning last night in his big league debut.

The Pirates lost Sam Howard on waivers earlier today.

Here are the lineups:

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phieralph

Arky Wags

Mitch Keller will always suck shit.

mikeschalke

MAN we suck!!!

PiratePrimate

Our suckitude is beyond suck. It’s like a blackhole of suck.

jon6er

Hembree is further proof that the Pirates can’t pick out good retreads, lol.

TNBucs

Cherington has shown no ability to build a bullpen, or find quality pitching in general. But that also might have something to do with the quality of our coaching not being able to get the best out of pitchers. The more things change…

jon6er

Yeah and it’s frustrating to watch what they did with Sulser and then Alldred just so we could watch Underwood again and now we get to watch Beede prove why he’s who he is.

skliesen

Hembree is throwing BP.

PirateRican21

That’s nothing new, he has sucked for a few years now. Our top FA reliever!!!!

PiratePrimate

He’s another who has a contract so he’s gonna pitch until they get their money’s worth.

WTM

You have your white flag pitchers, and you have your pitchers who turn it into a white flag game.

MWT

Still can’t get over Hembree coming into spring training with an actual contract and not being a non-roster invite like he should’ve been.

PiratePrimate

Hembree’s another groover

skliesen

Reynolds is the hitting version of Keller this year.

Arky Wags

He’s partying like it’s 2020.

mikeschalke

They’re both worthless at this point

bucsws2014

He was on a bit of a roll, but shaved off the stache again. He needs the stache.

skliesen

He hit a couple empty HR’s that didn’t affect the outcome. He has failed miserably in the clutch this far.

skliesen

Keller is soooo disappointing.

docdon385

Very true but you have to wonder if it’s Keller or if this organization has any idea how to evaluate and handle pitchers.

chappy

I’m a pretty patient guy when it comes to developing pitchers but Keller has lost me.

WTM

When do they stop showing reruns?

skliesen

🤦🤬🤬🤬

PirateRican21

Imagine that another hard hit ball.

PiratePrimate

Bad teams waste leadoff doubles

PirateRican21

Keller is a bad pitcher, hope not to see any more Keller articles anytime soon. It’s been hard contact after hard contact. He’s not a strike out pitcher and certainly not a pitch to contact guy.

MWT

His breaking pitches fool nobody. He can get strikeouts on guys that go up ready to swing away, but loses every time against more patient hitters. He either gets into walk trouble or starts to put fastballs in the zone that get hammered.

The only thing I’ve ever seen from Mitch Keller that’s lead me to believe he was a potential ace, were media outlets saying he was going to be a potential ace…

1979andCounting

Just saw the 4th inning. His FB is too flat with no movement just by the eye test. Wonder what his spin rate is?

PiratePrimate

He and Brubaker are groovers. They like to see how hard guys can hit it

skliesen

May 13th and Reynolds has 6 RBI’s. That’s a problem.

PirateRican21

Rally killer. Should’ve trade him at his highest value.

RAS TN

Root for the Pens!!!

jon6er

Why did they have Keller completely change his approach from fastball heavy in the first to almost all breaking stuff in the second.

PirateRican21

Gave up two hard hit balls in the 1st, so maybe it doesn’t matter?!?!

PiratePrimate

Keller, Contreras, Quintana and Peters. I like that rotation. That rotation and some hitting could win a lot of games

jon6er

Have yourself a monster first half Ben Gamel!

skliesen

Gamel is clearly the MVP for this team as of today. Make of that what you will.

PiratePrimate

Clean living and a fast outfield

skliesen

Which Mitch Keller shows up tonight?

skliesen

So far, so good…I guess. 3 hitters and two barrels for outs. That’s sustainable for 5-6 innings, right?

PirateRican21

Hard hit after hard hit, some were bound to fall. Actually many are bound to fall.

WTM

Nope

WTM

“Alldred tossed a scoreless inning”

Bad idea.

jon6er

Doubly stupid since Alldred could pitch tonight but Underdog is probably unavailable. It’s amazing how they have ‘fixed’ Beede in the last 24 hours.

PirateRican21

Beede is not fix, they gonna take a look, basically wait and see what he has. Once he gets to the 6+ ERA then the work of fixing him will begin.

jon6er

“Oh the inhumanity!”

ravidesai1984

Shoulda demoted underwood.

WTM

He wasn’t pitching well in his rehab. Couldn’t throw strikes. So he’s ready, and Kranick, Alldred and Sulser aren’t. More dummery.

PiratePrimate

It’s a year long try out camp. They had to give Underwood a contract. They’re going to get there money’s worth through innings pitched, no matter how bad he pitches.

skliesen

You clearly don’t have the proper respect for Veteranosity.

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