The Pittsburgh Pirates are without two starters currently and they've had to improvise with openers and spot starters.

The rotation has a 6.68 ERA in May, the third worst in Major League baseball.

Things reached a boiling point for Joe Musgrove on Saturday night when he was forced to pitch an extra inning to help out the worn down bullpen despite getting hit hard by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"It would be nice to have another starter that we can run out there," Musgrove said. "Not to say that [Steven] Brault and Rookie [Davis] — I heard [Mitch] Keller's coming up — can't do it.

"But if you look at the staffs around the league and the division we're in, it's tough. We have to be running out the best thing we have every night. That's what we're trying to do right now."

Musgrove has a 4.27 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 59 innings this season.

"Our coaching staff and our ownership knows the position we're in right now," he said. "It's up to them to make the moves.

"We have guys here who can compete. We're doing a good job right now of staying afloat. Having another solid arm in the rotation that has been through a lot and experienced a lot would be nice."