PITTSBURGH (Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN) — – Pirates manager Clint Hurdle joined Seibel, Starkey, and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the Buccos at this point in the season.
Hurdle spoke about how pleased he is with the attitude and effort coming from the players and the support of Pittsburgh’s fans. His family is excited to be in the city and are planning on closing on a home this Thursday to set some roots in the city and become “yinzers.”
When asked about Lyle Overbay, Hurdle said the first basemen is the most disappointed at this time having to sit out due to his lack of production in the middle of the lineup. With offense, or lack there of on the mind, Hurdle said he and other members of the Pirates management, including Neal Huntington, have discussed obtaining a bat for the team. He said “wanting” and “finding” a bat are two different things considering the price. Hurdle said he recognizes they need to be patient and are looking into some AAA guys who are big-league ready at this point.
Case and point, Hurdle said with the young pitching staff including Correia, Maholm, Karstens, McDonald, and Morton, they are bound to hit some rough spots if the offense does not pick up and contribute to the great pitching they are seeing right now.
To end the conversation, Hurdle said it is not the managers who need praised for the success of the team, rather it is the players who need the continued support from the great fans of Pittsburgh.