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About Those Pirates Outfield Assists From Last Night

About Those Pirates Outfield Assists From Last Night

Yesterday I wrote about the Pirates finally having a Dream Outfield© with the emergence of Gregory Polanco this year. A big part of what makes that outfield so good is the defense. Last night the defense was on full display from the corner spots.

Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco both had outfield assists, throwing runners out at third base. Polanco's throw was a perfect strike from right field, completing a double play after the runner tagged up at second on a fly out.

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"Gregory just shows off," Clint Hurdle said today before the game about the play. "That's strong. That's power, accuracy. Very special."

Marte's assist, on the other hand, wasn't so text-book. A ball was hit down the line and into the corner, leading to an e...

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