Jameson Taillon has been placed on the 60-day IL. He won't be back until around the All-Star break. The Pirates are in trouble, with no viable place to turn. One thing is for certain, Brault and Kingham aren't the answer.
Steven Brault has given up 8 runs in his 7.2 innings of work. Nick Kingham has given up 9 in his 8 innings.
Who are possible alternatives? Well, none of the starters in AAA have inspired confidence. My pick? Stretch out Francisco Liriano. He's got 22 K's in 19 innings and is sporting a .95 ERA.
It's not ideal, but he can't be worse than what they've got.