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By Marty Leap
Jack Suwinski improving his road woes
As a rookie last season Jack Suwinski hit 19 home runs in just 372 plate appearances. This performance made Suwinski an intriguing bat. However, one thing he needed to do was improve away from PNC Park.
Last season, Suwinsk hit just .112/.211/.184 on the road. This included just 3 home runs, with 2 doubles and a 36.3% strikeout rate. This was the young Pirate outfielder bordering on being unplayably bad on the road.
So far this season, Suwinski has taken a big step toward solving his road woes. After recording just 17 hits, 3 home runs, and 2 doubles on the road last season, he already has 7 hits, 2 home runs, and a double on the road this season.
For the series Suwinski went 3-for-7 with his 3 long balls and a pair of walks. He also put together multiple strong at-bats against left-handed pitchers, another kryptonite for him last season, that included a walk and sacrifice fly that was nearly a home run on Wednesday afternoon.
If Suwinski can improve on the road this season he could become a very dangerous hitter at the plate. This could make Suwinski one of the more dangerous power hitters on this team. Hopefully, this is the start of Suwinski overcoming his road woes.