Pittsburgh Pirates: Henry Davis First MLB Scuffles, More Takeaways From Losing 2 of 3 in Arizona

Takeaways from the Pirates losing two of three in the desert by the Arizona Diamondbacks

Jul 8, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Henry Davis (32) reacts after
Jul 8, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Henry Davis (32) reacts after / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Jared Triolo showing the clutch gene so far

Jared Triolo was not been the majors very long. His MLB career is off to a strong start, however. Through his first 44 MLB plate appearances Triolo is hitting .300/.364/.350 with a 7% walk rate and a 100 wRC+.

What Triolo has done best at the plate is flash the "clutch gene."

Saturday afternoon Triolo gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead in the 10th inning with a go-ahead hit. Unfortunately, that lead was one the Pirate failed to hold. Sunday afternoon he had a big hit in the 8th inning to drive in a run, extending the Pirate lead to 4-2.

Again, it's a very small sample size, but Triolo is off to a 6-for-10 start with runners in scoring position in his MLB career. There is something to be said about a hitter who can keep their heartbeat down, stay calm, and come through in big situations. That is something that Triolo has done thus far.

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