Pittsburgh Pirates: Vince Velasquez in a Groove and More Takeaways From Series Victory in Washington D.C.

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Welcome back Miguel Andújar

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of corner infielder/outfielder Miguel Andújar from Triple-A Indianapolis. Andújar was in the lineup for both games in the doubleheader, and quickly made an impact.

In game one Andújar hit a 2-run home run and drove in three runs. Andújar picked up two more hits, including another home run, in the night cap. Then in Sunday's loss, he drew a walk in the lone inning in which the Pirates scored and threatened against Washington starter Josiah Gray.

Andújar finsihed the series 4-for-8 with two walks and a pair of home runs. He also drove in 6 runs. Most importantly, Andújar put together strong at-bats and picked up where he left off at in Triple-A Indy where he was raking.

If Andújar can continue the strong ABs he should, at worst, be a strong bat to have in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Maybe he can even recapture some of his 218 rookie campaign magic and be even more. After all, it does feel like it just might be one of those types of seasons for the Pirates.

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