First Pitch: The Best Victory of the Pirates’ 2020 Season

Yesterday was the best victory of the Pirates’ season.

In a season of losing and searching for future hope, their latest lost provided a glimpse at the hope for the future.

Mitch Keller threw six no-hit innings, striking out six and walking two.

Ke’Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a double and his third homer of the year.

If the Pirates have any hope of winning in the next few years, it’s going to start with production from these two guys.

They have the potential.

Mitch Keller has the potential to be a top of the rotation starter.

Ke’Bryan Hayes has the potential to be an All-Star third baseman.

Under the old Pirates’ front office, players with their talent weren’t developed to their highest potential.

Can the new front office do better?

I’m not projecting anything out based off of one game. I’m not even projecting much from this weird season.

There’s not much that this front office has shown yet to indicate future success or failings.

But it’s important to remember that sometimes you can just enjoy a victory.

You can dream without wondering how those dreams could come true.

I know broken heart Pirates fans find it hard to dream on the potential of prospects after all they’ve seen go wrong.

But a dream of a winning Pirates team in the near-future includes many more performances like the ones we just saw from Keller and Hayes.

Sometimes it’s nice to see a glimpse of the dream in real life.

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