Yesterday, we took a good look at Willy Garcia and his current hot streak despite poor plate patience and high strikeouts. On Friday, he continued that streak in a big way, hitting his 16th homer, while also adding two doubles. The home run tied him for the most among Pirates’ minor league players, pulling him even with JaCoby Jones. The two doubles gave him 24 on the year, one behind Chris McGuiness in the organization. Garcia extended his hit streak to 12 games. Here is the home run from last night.
Andrew Lambo singled home two runs during a 6-4 victory by Indianapolis on Thursday afternoon. His home run on Wednesday broke a 3-for-24 slump and he carried that into Thursday, collecting three hits. In 40 games for Indianapolis this season, Lambo has a .338/.405/.563 slash line. In 14 games since returning from his thumb injury, he has a .912 OPS. Last year during his breakout season, he had an OPS of .922 between Altoona and Indianapolis, so he has actually improved on those numbers this year. He looks to be positioning himself to be a September call-up, giving the Pirates a strong lefty bat on the bench for their playoff run.