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Pirates Aren’t Firing on All Cylinders

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Part of the Pittsburgh Pirates' lineup is formidable.

This includes Nyjer Morgan, who hits for average and steals a ton of bases. Freddy Sanchez is beginning to look like the man who won a batting title in 2006. "Nasty" Nate McLouth is just that to opposing pitchers. And the Pirates are in good hands when one of the catchers with the initials RD, Ryan Doumit or Robinzon Diaz, is batting.

Unfortunately, the rest of the Pirates' lineup isn't contributing as much as the team would like.

Adam LaRoche, a relative veteran, figures to be an average hitter for the whole season, after having avoided his April slump. Yet the bottom of the lineup is populated by three replacement players: Adam's broth...

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