Clint Hurdle Looks for Quality At Bats from Andrew Lambo
Aug30

Clint Hurdle Looks for Quality At Bats from Andrew Lambo

In yesterday’s 2-1 victory over the Reds, Andrew Lambo was key in starting the Pirates’ rally in the 8th. With one out against Jonathan Broxton, Lambo reached base with a sharp infield single to second base. Lambo was soon brought in by a Josh Harrison triple, who was then brought in with a single by Jose Tabata. It was a solid at bat by Lambo, where he didn’t try to do too much in a key spot. It’s the type of at bat Clint Hurdle is...

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Josh Harrison is More Than Just Heart and Hustle
Aug30

Josh Harrison is More Than Just Heart and Hustle

Before tonight’s game Clint Hurdle presented Josh Harrison with the MLB Players Alumni Association’s Heart and Hustle award. It’s an award based on two words that most fans often describe Harrison with. They’re two words that are intangible, and based on old baseball clichés. They’re two words that don’t give Josh Harrison justice for the season he’s had. Tangibly, Harrison has played tremendously this year. Throughout the season,...

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Gregory Polanco looks to find swing in Triple-A
Aug26

Gregory Polanco looks to find swing in Triple-A

After a grueling 1-for-30 stretch, Gregory Polanco found himself re-joining the Indianapolis lineup and hitting second Tuesday night. However, Polanco does not view this as entirely a demotion, but also as an opportunity. “I could be up there, not playing and being on the bench,” Polanco said. “You are not going to get better like that. When you are playing every day, that’s how you get better. They made that decision to send me here...

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The Details on Tony Sanchez Making His First Career Start at First Base
Aug22

The Details on Tony Sanchez Making His First Career Start at First Base

After well documented struggles behind the plate for the past couple seasons, Tony Sanchez will make his first career start at first base Friday night for Indianapolis. While the future of the position change is up in the air, it will allow the organization to keep Elias Diaz and Sanchez’s bat in the lineup every day. The move that Sanchez would play some first base was announced just after Diaz was promoted. “I’m not really sure, as...

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Prospect Rewind: Josh Harrison is Exceeding All of His Old Prospect Reports
Aug22

Prospect Rewind: Josh Harrison is Exceeding All of His Old Prospect Reports

In the past, we’ve done the Prospect Rewind series, looking back at the reports on certain players, and how they’ve fallen short of those reports, met their reports, or exceeded the projections. With the recent success from Josh Harrison in the majors, I felt like it was a good time to look back on his prospect reports, to see what he was projected to become. This is also a reminder that the 2014 Prospect Guide is on sale...

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The Pirates Bench Shows the Real Problem With This Team, and It’s Not the Bench
Aug19

The Pirates Bench Shows the Real Problem With This Team, and It’s Not the Bench

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a horrible bench right now. That includes Michael Martinez, Brent Morel, and Jayson Nix. Morel has a .372 OPS, Nix has a .284 OPS, and Martinez has a .363 OPS. Some of those guys have even been getting starts, due to various struggles and injuries the Pirates have seen. The Pirates have had some problems lately, leading to a 7-10 record in August, and a recent six game losing streak. The bench illustrates...

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