PITTSBURGH — The Pirates had two switch-hitting rookies manning the right side of the infield on Monday.
One is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound first baseman with 24 home runs after his two-run shot off Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta in the first inning of the Pirates 12-0 win.
The other is a 5-foot-10, 185-pound second baseman, who has three MLB homers after he hit a solo home run off Arrieta in the third inning.
On days when Max Moroff (the second baseman) and Josh Bell (the first baseman) play together, they play a game to see who can have the hardest hit ball. Monday, Moroff won.
The diminutive slugger continues to prove that his power is real, as he topped Bell’s 101.6 MPH home run with both a 102.5 MPH home run that nearly cleared the stadium in right field and a 104.8 MPH double with...
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