PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When signing veterans Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas over the offseason, the Pirates expected more from them than the numbers they've put up so far this season. Barmes and Barajas also expected more out of themselves.
The Pirates need to get the bottom of the lineup going. Entering game action on Wednesday, the seventh spot has combined to hit for a .175/.213/.340 line this season, while the eighth spot has a .170/.250/.340 line.
"It’s a big part of what we need to do," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "We don’t want a lineup that’s one through five, one through six. We need to be able to score runs from any point of the lineup. Obviously, we’ve had our challenges at seven and eight. These are two experienced guys that have fared better...They under...
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