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Prospect Highlights: Andrew Lambo Breaks Homerless Drought

Prospect Highlights: Andrew Lambo Breaks Homerless Drought
John Dreker

Back in late September, Andrew Lambo homered for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Cincinnati Reds. He then had a couple a-bats with the Pirates, went to Winter ball, took part in Spring Training and played 21 games with Indianapolis without hitting another homer. That all changed on Tuesday afternoon and as you will see in the video below, the highlight might be the relief on his face. He was still having a very good season without hitting any homers, but it’s obviously a good sign to see.

Also from Tuesday, Chris McGuiness hits a two-run homer, which put Indianapolis in the lead and they won by that same 3-2 score. He is a forgotten player over at first base, but he has an .828 OPS so far.

One highlight from Altoona. Nick Kingham didn’t have a strong start yesterday, it was in fact pretty bad. He had just one strikeout, although that punch out made for an interesting highlight, which was seeing the movement on his pitch.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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