The Pirates have lost four in a row, and some cracks are starting to show. Some familiar cracks.
The Pirates can’t hit. Weak contact. Lots of feeble at-bats. The bottom of their batting order is totally non-threatening.
The Pirates have too many BUMS on their team. That’s a problem.
Travis Snider has one home run since May 21. His slugging percentage is .335. That’s disastrous for anyone, let alone a corner outfielder. Snider is a BUM.
Oakland brought in a left-handed reliever last night, so Gaby Sanchez pinch-hit for Garrett Jones. Sanchez K’d on three pitchers. Sanchez is a BUM.
Neil Walker is hurt, so Jordy Mercer moves from shortstop to second base, and Clint Barmes (.206) plays short. Barmes is a BUM. But it’s (slightly) better than using Brandon Inge (.184) at second. Inge might be the biggest BUM in MLB.
Mike McKenry (.189) pinch-hit and made the last out in the Pirates’ 2-1 loss to Oakland Monday (as opposed to their 2-1 loss to Oakland last night). McKenry is a BUM…and he’s the best you got on the bench with the game up for grabs?
If the Pirates don’t make any significant moves between now and the July 31 trade deadline, they will miss the playoffs.
Don’t be surprised. What do you expect from a bunch of BUMS?
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