You looked good this weekend. Four home runs in two days, nine RBI's. I love seeing that out of you. After all, you are the guy the Pirates are paying a lot of money to come up big when there are runners on base, mainly as a "cleanup hitter."
Now I know that you haven't found a consistent groove in the first 60 plus game this season. I've been told that being patient is better than making irrational decisions, like sending you to Indianapolis and bringing up Marte or even Tony Sanchez. You create a love/hate relationship between the fans and yourself, which makes us look really bad after the last two days for suggesting these moves. Then again, they don't sound bad during a majority of the weeks that have passed during the season.
I'll be straight with you El Toro, and may I say giving yourself your own nickname and telling the media and fans to call you that is a little shallow. Bob Prince wouldn't stand for it. But back to my main points, we like this side of you. The way you drove both home runs today into the right field seats at Progressive Field, and gave us enough insurance after Brad Lincoln struggled in a second straight start. We wanna see more of that. Stop giving us reasons to boo you and call into radio shows demanding you be demoted to AAA.
Swing at a pitch down the middle, don't get behind 0-2 looking at two strikes and understand this too. McCutchen is the only real power on your teams offense. Help a star like him out. In case you didn't know, we look at you to be a star too. No pressure.
The Orioles have four players hitting over .300 on their team. One of them was Steve Pearce. He has the highest batting average! Steve Pearce Pedro! He used to play for us! Don't you think Huntington and Nutting feel stupid?
We're not asking for two home runs in every game. Just be there when we need you, and learn to hit off pitchers who throw both left-handed and right-handed.
Every Pirates Fan