Nick Kingham?? A perfect game for 7 innings? Where has he been while we’ve been goofing off with Glasnow and Brault? A part of me wishes that he would have gone through the 8th with the perfect game just to see Hurdle pull him IF it was a “save” opportunity for Rivero/Vazquez. But the lead was too large for a save and of course the one hit happened.
The votes have been coming in for the new 2018 Three Stooges and so far Rodriguez (Where’s Waldo Rodriguez) leads the pack. He is hitting .167, which is essentially par for the course of his career. I will admit that I DO see the reason to put him in late today for defensive purposes given the lead….but I still can’t understand Hurdle’s attraction to starting him as often as he does. He just offers little offense.
This Dickerson is still killing it through the first month. With Rodriguez, Freese and eventually Harrison to additionally play 3rd base, what is with the talk of Jung Ho Kang coming back to the team? The hell with Mr. DUI at this point I say.
Lastly, I listened to the Neal Huntington show today pre-game. He was “calling in from his home in Columbus Ohio. Columbus Ohio??? What’s with ownership (Nutting-West Virginia) and management living out of city let alone out of state. Want to own and run the PITTSBURGH Pirates? How about living here! Want to live in Columbus Ohio? then maybe you should GM the Columbus hockey team.