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Jose Tabata, Garett Jones, Andrew McCuthen and Neil Walker are leading the offense. All four players are tide for the team lead in homeruns with three, while Walker leads the team in RBI with 12.
Pedro Alvarez and Ronny Cedeno are really struggling. Alvarez is hitting .183 with no homeruns and four RBI and Cedeno is hitting .180 with four RBI.
The Pirates have not shown much speed with the exception of Tabata who has swept eight bases in nine attempts. McCuthen has one stolen base in four attempts.
Defensively the outfield has played well. Through the first 17 games, only Andrew McCutchen has committed an error. In...
Spring training ends on a low note for the Phils as they lose to the Pirates, 4-1.
The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the second as, with one man on, and with one man out, Pedro Alvarez hits a two-run home run, his second home run of the spring, knocking in Lyle Overbay, who had earlier doubled. The Phils cut the Pirates lead to 2-1 in their half of the second as, with one man on base, and with one man out, Wilson Valdez hits an RBI ground out, 3-1, knocking in Ben Francisco, who had earlier reached based on a two-base throwing error by third baseman Alvarez, then moved up to third on Carlos Ruiz's ground out, 6-3. The Pirates then increased their lead in the sixth as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Jordy Mercer hits an RBI single, scoring Steve Pearce, who had earlier doubled, making it a 3-1 Pirates' lead. The...
Essential Tenets of Success
At this camp Hurdle began motivating his players and creating a more positive environment. He also spoke of what he terms "The Essential Tenets of Success: Preparation, planning and Execution".
Spring training preparation
This spring, Hurdle and his staff have been working on five key areas:
- Building Trust - From day one Hurdle began building trust with his players. He quickly gained the trust of veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay.
"One of the first questions Clint asked me, and he asked everyone was, 'Do you trust me?' Overbay said. "You have to trust him because he's honest,...