The Pittsburgh Pirates went from a four game winning streak, to a four game losing streak.
Mitch Keller backed up his seven innings against the Miami Marlins last time out with six innings against the Colorado Rockies, allowing only one unearned run.
Keller is a perfect segue into draft day, being one of the six current rostered Pirates draft picks. If you count Yerry De Los Santos, that makes seven players that were either drafted or signed on the International Free Agent market: Mitch Keller, Jason Delay, Cal Mitchell, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Kevin Newman, JT Brubaker, and Yerry De Los Santos.
An entire roster can’t be built from the draft, but it can have a lasting impact if they Pirates are able to properly identify prospects, and then develop them into big leaguers.
Pirates @ Rockies
Time: 3:10 PM EST
Pirates Starter: TBD
Rockies Starter: Austin Gomber (5-7, 6.11)
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 17, 2022
1. C. Blackmon (L) RF
2. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
3. Kris Bryant (R) DH
4. C.J. Cron (R) 1B
5. B. Rodgers (R) 2B
6. Ryan McMahon (L) 3B
7. Randal Grichuk (R) CF
8. Sam Hilliard (L) LF
9. Elias Diaz (R) C
UPDATE: Wilson up, De Jong injured.