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Gregory Polanco is already breaking Pirates records

Jun 18, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

Watch as Gregory Polanco smacks a fifth-inning RBI single Wednesday night against the Reds, becoming the first rookie in the long history of the Pirates to hit safely in each of his first eight games …

As noted in that highlight, the previous record of seven straight was held by Roberto Clemente.

Polanco, 22, is batting .385/.429/.487 with six RBI through his first eight games in the major leagues.

  1. Reflex - Jun 19, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Oh yeah, totally wasn’t ready for the bigs. Glad the Pirates waited on him for completely player development reasons. /sarcasm

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      be lucky this kid doesn’t play for the Cubs…

      he wouldn’t get called up to the bigs for another year or more…

      hopefully you’ve about the kid in double A crushing the ball, who should be on the Cubs as they are in LAST place again…

      they just moved him up to AAA…

      • tmc602014 - Jun 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        Cubs need to keep ‘em down on the farm to get that Manny “what to do, and what not to do” treatment.

    • reger91 - Jun 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      You’re an ass!

      • Reflex - Jun 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

        Its a response to a specific Pirates fan who defends their player development methods by bashing others.

  2. aphillieated - Jun 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    If I was the Pirates I’ll trade him to the Phillies. He’s such a terrible hitter, why would you want a hitter like Polanco on your team? It just doesn’t make any sense. /no sarcasm

    • Reflex - Jun 19, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      Don’t worry, you get Polanco in about 15 years. Then Amaro will sign him for another five years..

  3. musketmaniac - Jun 19, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    all three outfielders are under team control thru 2022. Nobody is going to Philly or any other team any time soon.

    • sfbookreviews - Jun 19, 2014 at 2:07 AM

      Cutch is only signed through 2018.

    • paperlions - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Polanco is only under control through 2020

  4. chadabuxton - Jun 19, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    “Only”…lol…

  5. dinodimes - Jun 19, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Best pirate right fielder since the cobra dave parker

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