After the first week of the Dominican Summer League season, we mentioned how the team's pitching was so bad, that it was overshadowing a strong effort on offense. The pitching was still rather poor in week two, but the Pirates went 4-2 this past week, so you could say the offense overshadowed the poor pitching.
The Pirates had the worst ERA in the 36-team league until one of the Mets affiliates passed them by 0.02 on Saturday. The Pirates 7.03 ERA is fueled by a 2.01 team WHIP, which is easily the worst in the league. In fact, the Pirates have allowed both the most hits and most walks. The offense has kept the team from totally falling apart with their .798 team OPS, which is the fourth best total in the league.
While the record this week is obviously a good sign, they are going to n...
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