Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: The final homestand of 2017

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates will kick off their final home stand, a five game slate, tonight.

Here now are the three things fans want to see the most from the team over the home stand:

  • Some kind of fire. The club has looked absolutely lifeless over the past several weeks, to the point that it would be refreshing to see some emotion.
  • Mistake-free baseball, or as close to it as possible. Errors will happen. TOOTBLANs may even happen. But Pittsburgh Pirates fans are quickly becoming exasperated at the frequency at which they occur.
  • Something to feel good about. This one is self-explanatory. We’ve talked in this very space about apathy creeping into the team’s fanbase. What better way to attack against it than giving them something to exalt in? Maybe Andrew McCutchen goes on a mini-tear to end the season, or Gerrit Cole pitches a complete game gem. Overall, what if the team went 7-2 in the final stretch and shows glimpses of what 2017 could have been? All would be welcomed.

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Jason Rollison

Jason Rollison has been analyzing baseball and the Pirates in one way or another for 4+ years. Jason's previous stops include rumbunter.com, Pittsburgh Sporting News, Call To The Pen and several print publications. He also covers the State College Spikes for the Centre County Gazette (State College, PA) When it comes to analyzing baseball, he likes to take a middle-of-the-road approach, with one foot on the analytics side of the fence and the other on the old-school side. Having said that, he is a sucker for pitchf/x. Jason has appeared as a phone-in and in-studio guests in numerous outlets, including Trib Live Radio and 93.7 The Fan (CBS Sports Radio)
  • leadoff

    Don’t catch Stewert, don’t start Jaso. Don’t care what McCutchen or Cole do. In fact don’t care if they even play. As long as McCutchen is here same old same old, hits in 3 spot, nothing will change. If the Pirates start next year with this lineup or similar, next year will look like this year.