Pittsburgh Lumber Company Looks Alive and Well

Kenny LindbergContributor IApril 21, 2009

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 13:  Nate McLouth #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stands ready at bat during the Opening Day game against the Houston Astros at PNC Park on April 13, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Twenty-two runs in four games is an astounding mark for a team usually hurting for runs. Sure the Pirates are not posting 14 in one inning and totaling 22 in one game like the Indians did on the Yankees in New York last week, but this looks to be a very productive Bucco ball club 13 games into the Major League Season.

Fans are not asking for a World Series in Pittsburgh this season, which is not saying they do not want one. But they are simply asking for the front office to put a respectable team on the field game in and game out.

If there is any indication of a power surge this season, just look at the two games in which they put up double digit runs already this season, a 10-2 demolition of the Reds, and a 10-0 shutout of the Braves.

Then on top of that add in four more games of which the Bucs put up more then six runs all of which were wins and this young season looks very promising.

After 13 games you have three guys hitting over .300, with Freddy Sanchez hitting at a very torrid .339 pace, with Nyjer Morgan hitting only six points behind at .333 and Jack Wilson hitting at .314. Also Adam LaRoche is at .255 nearly 100 points better then his April average and Nate McLouth at .277

While it is still early, we can hope the Pirates will continue this trend, and keep a hold in the race and maybe not have to sell off our fan favorites again this year.


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