The second week of the MLB season saw the Pittsburgh Pirates go 2-4, putting them at 6-6 overall at the end of the week. The loss to the Milwaukee Brewers today marks the first time the Pirates have been at .500 since April 19th of last season. They started last year 6-6 as well. The offense struggled this week, leading to a lot of calls for Gregory Polanco to come up. Meanwhile, in the minor leagues, the injuries continued. Here are the highlights from the past week.
This week the Pirates had some poor offense, leading to a three game sweep over the weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers. Meanwhile, Gregory Polanco had a huge week with Indianapolis (more on that below). The calls have already started for Polanco to make the jump to the majors to save the offense.
Coincidentally, the estimate for the Super Two cutoff came out this week. I talked about the impact that has on Gerrit Cole and Gregory Polanco. In Polanco's case, Super Two status is a big reason why he will rema...
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