Andrew Lambo has done this in the Arizona Fall League before. When the Mesa Solar Sox get on base, Lambo is hot. When the Mesa Solar Sox get in scoring position, Lambo is smoking hot. With runners on he is hitting .318 and slugging .636, with runners in scoring position he hits .385. He slugs .692 and has an OPS of 1.159. That’s the beauty of small samples. Love it.
It’s exciting to watch. Lambo is making himself a key part of the Pirates future. So much so, that we are pulling for him to make this his last AFL run. Let’s trust he won’t have to do another season inthe AFL.
An outfielder with some pop is needed at PNC Park. If you’re a diehard Pirates fan you are well aware that if Andrew Lambo can prove he is that guy, it can only help the Pirates.
Surely Neal Huntington isn’t going to get more than $65 million for payroll from owner Bob Nutting. Lambo can help him stretch that number.
Yesterday, Lambo hit a two run homer, his second of the AFL season. He also doubled and walked in a 7-2 win over Surprise.
Lambo has raised his OPS to .868 and his slugging is up to .512 now. He has struckout nine times in 41 at-bats while working four walks.
The Surprise scored their only runs of the game off Pirates pitching prospect Brian Leach in the seventh inning.
As you can see Josh Harrsion is coming out of his early mini-slump, he had a big night with two triples, but we don’t have any cool photoshops for him.[yet]..so Lambo got the headline.