The Pirates have one more day off following the All-Star Game as they head home.  They’ll face Houston in a four-game series that starts with a Thursday doubleheader.  Atlanta follows with another four-game series, this one in just two days:  doubleheaders on both Sunday and Monday.  The Pirates are preparing for the long stretch of games by sending pinch running specialist Matt Alexander to AA Buffalo and calling up veteran right-hander Joe Coleman.

The team leaders are as follows:

Average

Willie Stargell:  .306
Omar Moreno:  .305
Dave Parker:  .297

OBP

Phil Garner:  .361
Parker:  .360
Stargell:  .359

Slugging

Stargell:  .617
Bill Robinson:  .559
Parker:  .519

Home Runs

B.Robinson:  19
Stargell:  18
Parker:  16

RBI

Parker:  54
B.Robinson:  49
Stargell:  41

Moreno leads the NL in steals with 39.  In 14 games with the Pirates, Bill Madlock is batting .389 (21-for-54).

Wins

John Candelaria:  8-7
Bert Blyleven:  7-3
Jim Bibby:  5-2
Grant Jackson:  5-2
Bruce Kison:  5-4
Don Robinson:  5-5

Saves

Kent Tekulve:  13
Jackson:  10
Enrique Romo:  2

ERA

Romo:  2.54
Bibby:  3.04
Kison:  3.10

Strikeouts

Blyleven:  93
Kison:  73
Candelaria:  55
D.Robinson:  55

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