Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: One bad pitch for Musgrove hides positives

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: One bad pitch for Musgrove hides positives


Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: One bad pitch for Musgrove hides positives


In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Joe Musgrove had a near-quality start last night, but if you’d ask him he would say otherwise.

The fact is, Musgrove pitched very well despite being in trouble for most of the night. His first six outs came with runners on until he settled down. Then, a hung pitch against Anthony Rendon sealed his five-inning fate. The final line for Musgrove: 5 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 9 SO / 1 BB.

It was an encouraging start in many ways for a pitcher whose ultimate role may yet be in flux. The Pittsburgh Pirates have given every inclination that they fully intend for Musgrove to serve as a starting pitcher. Should Musgrove falter as a starter, the return for Gerrit Cole suddenly looks much bleaker.

It is hard to remember that last night was just Musgrove’s 34th start in the Major Leagues. That’s basically a full season’s worth, so it should come as no surprise to see starts like last night from him.

Encouraging, but not quite enough.

All Star Swag is now available!

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is quickly approaching, and New Era has unveiled the official caps your favorite players will be wearing on the field in our Nation’s capital on July 17th.

The two main themes of this year’s caps are the vibrant color scheme that incorporate each team’s colorways, creating a retro feel, inspired by the current fashion trends in the headwear industry. Paying homage to the baseball caps from the 80’s and 90’s, these caps are modernized with metallic-silver embroidered star eyelets and other silver accents. A team-colored 2018 All-Star Game patch is featured on the right panel, while the New Era Logo is on the left panel. This compilation of an old style with a modern refresh, ties together the proud heritage of the All-Star Game and the prestige of a star-studded crop of contemporary players.

In addition to the ASG hats, this year’s training caps feature a solid red or blue base (NL and AL, respectively) with each team’s logo surrounded by stars in red, white and blue colorways, with supplementary stars adorning the brim. They also feature the 2018 All-Star Game patch in a red, white and blue colorway.

Go to NewEraCap.com and grab yours today. They are seriously sharp.


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