Marte is hitting .350 on the year

This was a somewhat short week for some of the Pirates' affiliates, due to the usual April rainouts.  Altoona got some strong starting pitching, but the other affiliates mostly didn't.  Some hot hitters stayed hot, but not a lot of others got hot.

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Justin Wilson, LHP (AAA): Wilson pitched only one time during the week, but he had an outstanding outing.  He threw six shutout innings, allowing only two hits and two walks, while striking out four.  Opponents are batting .185 against him on the year.  The main question is whether he'll manage to find the strike zone consistently.

Starling Marte, OF (AA): Continuing his strong start, Marte went 8-for-23 (.348), including a six-RBI game on Friday.  Importantly, he fanned only once, and eve...

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