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Potanko: Pirates Have Got to Switch Things Up in the Running Game (+)

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Pittsburgh Pirates- Ji-Hwan Bae

PITTSBURGH-– Coming into the 2023 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates seemed primed to thrive under MLB’s new rules in terms of the running game.

In April, the Pirates were setting the bases aflame, surpassing past numbers with ease and setting up multiple opportunities to score more runs with runners in scoring position.

As it stands right now, the Pirates are ranked fourth in the National League in batting average, with runners in scoring position with a .246 average.

So, in theory, the Pirates, with their base stealing threat, have got a leg up on the competition, despite their lack of true power in the lineup.

As of late, it seems as though teams may have figured out the Pirates’ formula, and as a result, they are ranked first in all of MLB in total caught stealing with 18.

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