After a “June Swoon” that saw the Pittsburgh Pirates fall mightily, and drop below .500, and injuries hitting pitchers like Gerrit Cole and Ryan Vogelsong, the Bucco brass was forced to go down to the farm system and start bringing up some of the “young guns” we’ve been hearing whispers about over the last couple of seasons. Overall, the experience has left all of us feeling pretty good about the Pirates pitching future with the likes of Jameson Taillon and Chad Kuhl, if not pitching “lights out” at the Major League level, at least being respectable. Now folks are clamoring about the call-up of 6’8″ Tyler Glasnow, and while his numbers are good at Triple-A, and his “trip to the BIGS” is a certainty, I just wonder if the team can make up ground in the playoff race with three young men with very little experience in the Majors rounding out the rotation? It’s a “good fix to be in”, for sure, and it’s going to make for some interesting decisions among the Bucs brain trusts over the second half of this season. Move Liriano if the team falls out of contention? Jeff Locke as the “senior member” of the staff?? Can Cole get back to form? Ahh, here we go!!