It may seem important that Garrett Jones hit the 10,000th home run in Pirate history. That does seem like a momentous occaision, for sure. What I think is more important is this: Drew Stubbs hit three home runs in 472 plate appearances for the Louisville Bats in the PCL this year. He’s hit four since being called up to the Reds two weeks ago, including three in 18 plate appearances against the Pirates in the last four games. And that, folks, is the Pittsburgh Pirates in a nutshell.
Three to go. If you’ve got tickets for Sunday’s game against the Cards, you might be in for some history.