Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Jeff Locke will make his season debut Sunday at Dodger Stadium The Pittsburgh Pirates finished their opening series against the Chicago Cubs in disappointing fashion losing the final game 3-2. The Pirates bats have yet to really wake up as they combined to score a total of 6 runs in the 3 games against the Cubs. However, the pitching has been there, as Pirates pitching only allowed 6 runs in two games. The Pirates almost mounted a comeback yesterday off of frustrating Cubs closer Carlos Marmol. Marmol’s outing only further cements Cubs fans position on their closer, thinking he is just way to wild to close. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and 1 walk in his very shaky save. It really was an opening series for the Pirates because the offense still is catching up to speed with opposing pitching. The two positives I see from the series is: Andrew McCutchen has found his base stealing prowess again, stealing 4 bases over the series. The second positive is how well the pitching has been. Mon...
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