Pittsburgh Pirates: Oneil Cruz, Bryan Reynolds Hit Big Flies

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The Pittsburgh Pirates saw two of their best talents hit big home runs last night.  This was a big part of the team’s offense in the game.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have now defeated the Milwaukee Brewers two games in a row.  It is rare that the Bucs are able to win a series against the Brewers, but they were able to secure the series last night.  The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in walk-off fashion with the final score reading 8-7.

The walk-off homerun came courtesy of star outfielder Bryan Reynolds.  Reynolds has been in a bit of a recent slump after hitting just .200 for the month of July.  Maybe him hitting this walk-off-homerun will continue to spark his bat as August gets underway. So far for the month, he is batting .429 so definitely off to a better starter already.  Here is the walk-off shot from Reynolds, it was a no-doubter:

Speaking of no doubters, Oneil Cruz once again did Oneil Cruz things.  The Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop hit his 7th home run of the season in game 1, which was an impressive shot.  However, he followed it up with his 8th homerun in game 2.  This ball was absolutely obliterated to dead-center, hitting the roof of the new Bar.  Here is the video of homerun number 8:

This homerun from Cruz was hit 434 feet which is impressive in itself, but this distance is actually the 2nd longest homerun hit by a Pittsburgh Pirates player this year. The only one that measured to be further was hit by Jack Suwinski at 443 feet.  What was also impressive about this homer was the fact that he hit it off a left-handed pitcher.  Again, this is something great to see from the left-handed power hitter.

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The last note on the homerun from Cruz is that he hit it really hard.  He smoked the ball at 113.9 miles per hour.  This is the hardest hit home run by a Pirate this year. Maybe things will start looking up for the Pirates’ offense if they can continue to get some thump from their key hitters.