7:17 PM EDT, Thu August 17, 2017

Trevor Williams stifles Tigers for seven innings, John Jaso homer puts 3-0 win on ice

Once the baseball popped in catcher Francisco Cervelli mitt and the home-plate umpire signaled strike three, Trevor Williams stalked off the pitcher’s mound and roared. The Pirates rookie right-hander had pumped a fastball past the Detroit Tigers’ Nick Castellanos on the 107th pitch of his best start in the majors. To think he was once traded for a pitching instructor.

John Jaso keeps calm despite his struggles

His long blond dreads and calm demeanor help John Jaso stand out from the rest of the Pirates. So does his vegan diet.
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Starling Marte’s return helps Pittsburgh Pirates’ bench get stronger

To date it has not been a very good season for the Pittsburgh Pirates bench. On the season the Pittsburgh Pirates bench players have mustered just a paltry .206/.311/.298 line when called upon as pinch hitters. The .206 batting average in pinch-hit situations ranks just 20th in baseball. If you take John Jaso, who has […] The post Starling Marte’s return helps Pittsburgh Pirates’ bench get stronger appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.

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