The Pittsburgh Pirates are desperately looking for some offense to help out their pitching staff. Perhaps coming home for an extended period of time will jumpstart their bats.
The Pirates begin a 10-game homestand when they meet the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Pittsburgh (3-6) has the most woeful offense in the majors, batting .153, and only Miami (16) has scored less runs than Pittsburgh's 21.
The Pirates got blown out 10-2 at Arizona on Wednesday, though they claimed the first two games to win the series and complete their road trip with a 2-4 record.
"We win the series, and we move on," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Things might have turned out differently, but pitcher Jonathan Sanchez made a throwing error in the first inning that led directly to one run and opened the door for a three-run inning for the Diamondbacks. The Pirates, with their weak bats, were not able to come back.
"You make a baseball play in the first inning, I don't know how (the game) turns out," Hurdl...