Josh gets a blow today; JHK slides to third and Jordy steps in at short. Gregory bats leadoff, where he's hit just .200 this season.
- During their seven game winning streak, the Pirates have hit .319 with 10 home runs and 46 runs scored.
- Fran the Man: Francisco Cervelli has reached base safely in eight straight games and is batting .487 in his last 11 starts, dating back to 5/10. His .325 BA is the MLB high for a catcher. Along w/Stew, Pittsburgh’s catchers are hitting a MLB best .318 with an NL leading .370 OBP.
- The Bucs three home runs last night were the first time they hit a trio in a single game at Petco Park. The last time Pittsburgh banged three out in San Diego was at Jack Murphy Stadium in 1995.
- Each of Pedro's last 11 bombs (nine this campaign) have been solo shots; he hasn't gone long with a runner on base since August, 2014.
- Jeff Sullivan of Just A Bit Outside writes "Perfect Offseason Paying Off For Pirates."