The last Pirates starter to get the nod in a playoff game before the Pirates took on the Reds in the wild card play-in game, Doug Drabek joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to describe what it was like taking the mound again and throwing out the first pitch before the teams historic playoff game.
Former Pirates’ ace pitcher Doug Drabek joined the Vinnie & Cook Show on SportsRadio 93-7 The Fan, and he is happy to see the Pirates where they are at this point in the season.
For a man at 44 years of age, Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield is still going strong. Since his major league debut in 1992, the knuckleball throwing righty has made his mark on the game, winning a pair of World Series rings in 2004 and 2007. But in this town it may be the ring he didn’t win that people most remember.
This afternoon Pirates righty James McDonald will look to follow-up Charlie Morton’s 5-0 shutout of the Reds last night.