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SB Nation Reacts: Bucs pitching confidence

How does the SB Nation community feel about Bucs pitching and no-hitters across the league?

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This week’s SB Nation Reacts poll is a bit of a theme, dealing with pitching, both for the Pittsburgh Pirates and in our national questions. Let’s kick it off by staying local.

Our Pirates question of the week asked our voters about their confidence level in Pittsburgh pitching, and the results were not surprising.

To be honest, that 11-percent almost feels a little high after the struggles most of the starting pitchers have experienced so far this season. The team’s 4.92 ERA sits at next to last in the league, and they’ve given up 65 walks, which is the sixth-most in MLB. Certainly not confidence-inducing.

We also had three national questions this week, all focused on pitching, so here are those results. First, we asked if pitching a no-hitter was still considered a historic accomplishment.

I’m in complete agreement here. The no-no is still special and likely will be for the foreseeable future. I’m glad most people still feel that way.

We also asked two questions about the effect of allowing baserunners in a no-hitter, whether that’s walks, errors, etc...

How do you guys feel about this week’s poll? Let us know your specific thoughts in the comments below.

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