Tony Sanchez gets his 2nd MLB start at catcher Thursday, and it will certainly be less nerve-wracking than the first. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

It was not his Major League debut, but it might have been better.

Tony Sanchez made his first Pirates start at catcher in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals, and it was a whirlwind. His favorite catcher of the last decade, St. Louis' Yadier Molina, wished him good luck in the bullpen. He jumped out of the dugout to cheers and 40,000 sets of eyeballs.

"Nerve-racking. Overwhelming," Sanchez said about that moment. "Kind of like all eyes are on you, just because everybody knows I'm the guy who has struggled the most. This has been a long road for me."

Four summers after the Pirates drafted Sanchez in the 1st...

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