ROOT Sports Analyst Kent Tekulve Breaks Down Buccos

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Pittsburgh Pirates and current post-game analyst on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh Kent Tekulve joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller to talk about the Pirates one-third of the way into the season, and what to do with Paul Maholm given the club option he has for next year of $9.75 million.

Teke said a lot of the Maholm situation will probably be decided based on where the team stands around the trade deadline.  According to Teke, there is a time and place where you trade veterans to load up on prospects, but at some point you need to tell the players they’re doing their part, and ownership needs to hold up their end of the bargain.

We also ask Teke about Josh Harrison’s major league debut last night against the Mets, and what it was like for him when he made his debut.

With the Pirates getting ready to take on the Phillies after wrapping things up with the Mets, we wrapped things up with Teke asking him about Sept. 29, 1978 when the Pirates took on the Phillies in a doubleheader needing to take both games in order to have a shot at the division title.

  • Alan

    Are the umpires allowed to review the replay on Overbay’s ball in the 7th inning that looked like it may have been trapped? To me, I see the ball hitting the wall before his glove. Why does the centerfielder show the ump the ball? It’s not like he trapped it on the ground. I believe he knew he trapped it and quickly thought that showing the ball would influence the ump.

    Isn’t the play in the top of the 7th considered a force out on the double play? The runner had not tagged up yet and missed 2nd base on his way back to first. In that sense, isn’t it a force out? And if so, then the run should not have counted, just like a runner that scores on a regular force out to end an inning would not count.

    Once again I must say, McCutchen could use a lesson from Van Slyke on how to catch the ball on the run and keep your throwing hand next the glove on a potential sacrifice fly. This has gone on all year. If you don’t believe me go back and watch all the 2011 replays when McCutchen catches a sacrifice fly.

    Pirate have scored 7 runs in the last 4 games and getting shut out thrugh 7 today.

    Can we package Diaz, Cedeno, and a throw-in and grab a catcher?


    Nutter Fort, WV

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