Former Pirates pitchers doing really well on other teams

Even Clay Holmes is dominating it in New York

The Pirates will face their former teammate Chad Kuhl Monday night, when the Rockies start a three game series at PNC Park.

Kuhl has been doing pretty good for himself since leaving the Pirates. So far this season, he’s 3-2 over seven starts for the Rockies with an ERA of 3.86.

He has 30 strikeouts, 13 walks over 37.1 innings pitched with a WHIP of 1.18.

But he’s not the only former Pirates pitcher doing well for other teams this season.

Joe Musgrove, who was traded to the San Diego Padres before the beginning of the 2021 season, is 5-0 over eight starts for the Padres with an ERA of 1.90. Over 52 innings pitched he has 51 strikeouts, nine walks and a WHIP of 0.94.

For all his struggles in New York, Gerrit Cole is 4-0 over eight starts this season with a 2.89 ERA. He also has 51 strikeouts, 12 walks and a WHIPA of 1.08 over 43.2 innings pitched.

Fellow Yankee Clay Holmes, who was traded by the Pirates last season for infielders Diego Castillo and Hoy Park is 4-0 over 20 appearances this season with an ERA of just 0.42 over 21.2 innings pitched. He also has 21 strikeouts, two walks and a WHIP of 0.69.

And last but not least, Jameson Taillon, who was traded before the 2021 offseason to the Yankees for prospect pitchers Miguel Yajure and Roansy Contreras, along with outfielder Canaan Smith and short stop Maikol Escotto, is bouncing back this season with a 4-1 record and a 2.95 ERA.

Taillon has struck out 34 and walked five over 42.2 inning pitched with a 1.15 WHIP.

The Pirates could really use one or two of these guys playing like this right now.