The Pirates Gaping Hole at First Base


June 18, 2011

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As you know, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a few holes in the lineup. None might be larger than the batter in the six hole tonight in Cleveland.  The Pirates firstbaseman Lyle Overbay has been awful.

It’s a familiar situation for Overbay.  Last year he started out slow for Toronto.  Really slow…

Over his past ten games in black and gold,  Overbay is hitting .133.

Overbay has saw his average drop from his lofty .240 on June 8 to .226 headed into tonight against the Cleveland Indians. On the season his OPS is .657 and his slugging is .355.  He has just five homers, a triple, and 13 doubles.

His last homerun was May 28.

His last extra base hit was ten games ago.

Overbay hasn’t had a hit in five games.

But heh, he has walked five times in his past ten.. 

Enough said.

Cleveland Sucks! Go Bucs!

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