Tony Sanchez has a slugging percentage of .310 this year for the Altoona Curve.

Pittsburgh Pirates Caffeine: Surprising Grossman, Shocking Sanchez


Robbie Grossman set the record last night. Anything that hasn’t happened since 2004 is worth paying attention to, especially when it happens in the Pirates system. Grossman is redefining the word on base machine. Has reached base safely in 78 of last 79 games and leads the league in runs scored and walks.

 

 

A Tony Sanchez error the other night contributed to a Curve loss, his play a few nights ago evened it up. Baseball Gods still suck.

 

Perhaps Sanchez can finish strong and make us all forget this dreadful 2011.  Sanchez is hitting .222 in his last ten games, after his fine performance on Wednesday, he followed it up with an 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.  Let’s trust he gets it figured out, because a struggling Sanchez was not what we imagined coming into this season. 

We anticipated Sanchez would be in AAA perfecting his craft for a breakthrough 2012 in which he would be pushing for a spot on the big club, but more realistically a September callup.  Right now, that looks like a fantasy.

 

We still love the interview Cocktailsfor2 did with Sanchez this year, it’s one of our favorites. 

 

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