BRADENTON, Fla. -- During the Pirates 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins at McKechnie Field on Saturday, speedy outfielder Nate McLouth was caught attempting to swipe two bases. So far this spring McLouth is 0-for-3 in stolen base attempts, but Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle wants his players to continue to be aggressive on the bases.
"One time he was safe," Hurdle said. "That’s two butchered calls on Nate McLouth in the last two games he’s been in. When you slide and you’re standing up, you get called out. You can call it what you want, he’s safe. He was safe in Clearwater. The other time it was a pitch out."
"Guys are going to get caught. We’re going to be aggressive and we’re going to run. We need to get our there and see what we can do on the bases. I’m very happy with our effort on t...
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