Starling Marte went 2-for-2 with a walk and two stolen bases tonight.
The Pirates could use a lot of nights like tonight from Starling Marte during the 2013 season. The outfielder led off the game with a single, after working the count in a long at-bat. He then went on to steal second, and moved to third when the throw from the catcher went wild. One play later Marte scored on a sacrifice fly by Jose Tabata.
Marte came up again to lead off the third inning. He drew a walk, again working the count. He once again stole second, then scored on a line drive single by Pedro Alvarez.
Perhaps the best thing tonight was the plate patience. That has been the biggest knock, and perhaps the only knock, against Marte during his career. He doesn't draw a lot of walks, with a 4.4 BB% last year i...
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