Give The Pirates This: They're A Likable Bunch

Trevor Williams shows why the Bucs are easy to root for

The Fan Morning Show
May 16, 2018 - 10:45 am
Trevor Williams

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams has both great numbers on the year (5-2 2.72 ERA) and a great personality.

He joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday and said described the kind of guys the Bucs have in the clubhouse this year.

"I just think we're a bunch of guys that hate losing," said Williams. "We've had enough of losing and especially guys who've been around a long time. We're playing good ball right now and like we said in Spring Training we're going to surprise some people with how we come out and play day in and day out. We had a great April and we're off to a great May so far and we hope to continue that."

He is also looking forward to the addition of Joe Musgrove into the rotation coming up here soon.

"We're only going to get better as soon as Joe gets into the rotation and we get J-Hay back so it's going to be fun to watch us throughout the summer and once it gets dicey and once we start playing the [NL] Central every game. It's going to be fun," said Williams.

It seems like fun and winning is what this team wants to be about. Trevor had an extended conversation about a proposition he threw out on Twitter last week about how long it would take to touch every seat in a stadium. He also talked about what Major Leaguers on rehab stints treated him to the best meals while he was in the minor leagues. 

Above all, Williams has been the Pirates most consistent starting pitcher this season and credits league experience for his success.

"I'm not a rookie anymore I think I know what it takes to have success at the big league level," said Williams. "I have to constantly adjust, teams have been starting to adjust to me so just fine-tuning start in and start out and knowing what needs to be done to continue the success."

Trevor also summed up the role of analytics in his preparation and how he throws certain pitches against certain hitters that struggle with that pitch by saying, "I'm not a fisher, but if I was a fisher and I was fishing for tuna and they were biting the same bait, why would I switch the bait?"

Williams said he would rather golf. We smell an outing with one Jim Colony eventually. 

You can hear the entire interview with Trevor Williams on The Fan Morning Show below.   

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