Matt Hague has recently picked up at the plate in Triple-A.
While the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff has been impressive this season, the offense has struggled to score runs. Their 100 runs scored is ranked dead last in the Majors this season. They are near the bottom in other offensive categories. Their .222 average is ranked 22nd, while their .274 OBP and .345 SLG are both ranked 30th.
The Pirates are coming off three straight wins, which is the first time this season they have won three in a row. But they've done so by scoring no more than five runs in any of those three contests. The Bucs have gone 16-6 when they have scored just two runs or more in a game this season. They have, however, been held to one or zero runs in 12 of their first 35 contests.