I'm sure several of you have seen it already, but our home / road splits reveal some really weird numbers...
The Pirates have also examined run differential numbers, which, too, statistically conclude that though they are scoring fewer runs and allowing more on the road than at home, they are not doing so at such extremes to result in this bad of a road record. Through the team's first 132 games, the Pirates outscored opponents 292-253 (+39 runs) at home. They have been outscored 245-363 (-118) on the road.
Also of note in the article:
Jeff Karstens (lower back strain) and Donnie Veal (sprained left index finger) will both be finishing their rehab assignments early next week and are expected to then immediately join the Pirates. Catcher Robinzon Diaz and shortstop Brian Bixler are the only other Triple-A players expected to get a callup this month.
BIXIE'S COMING BACK ?!?!?!?