The Bucs, along with the rest of the Pirates faithful, are preparing for today's home opener against the Cardinals. Game time is sent for 1:35 p.m., but the weather isn't going to be that of good baseball weather.
Last night in Indianapolis, Bryan Bullington pitched five shutout innings. He allowed three hits, struck out four and walked one.
If Bullington, Burnett and Van Benschoten can get it together in AAA, the Pirates' rotation just got really deep, in both left-handed and right-handed pitchers. Let's all hope that can happen. But it feels good to wish that these guys get better only in order to strengthen the depth of the rotation. No longer are we relying on them to anchor a staff or looking for them dominate in the upcoming years -- Snell, Duke and Gorz are taking care of that now.