And on the 55th game of the 2010 season on his 220th at bat, Lastings Milledge finally hit his first homer.
Before naysayers start screaming it’s about time, let’s remember the Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have many things to feel good about these days and Milledge brings a smidgen of hope.
The Pirates head into the week with six straight losses, including 17 straight on the road with only two wins in their last 20 games.
In their 3-2 loss to Oakland on Sunday, the Pirates looked like the Keystone Cops with four errors and Milledge did go to 2 for 4 with his homer to raise his batting average to .279.
Milledge is hitting .313 against lefties and .265 against right handers. The best part is that with runners in scoring position, the Lakewood Ranch High graduate is hitting .471 against lefties and .353 against right handers.