Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Guidance Key for McDonald’s Impressive Season Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Lease Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:34:00 +0000 The Pirates are OUT OF LAST in both runs scored AND batting average in the National League. Baby steppin’.