Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

First number, last word

.333: Martin's lifetime average in Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, entering this series.

"I don't get caught up in it. Obviously he's off to a good start. He's hitting the ball hard where it's pitched, and his baserunning has been good. It's a good, solid effort. But it's not even two weeks. Let's keep it in perspective." -- Hurdle on Gregory Polanco, named International League Batter of the Week after going 14-for-28 in seven games last week, with four extra-base hits and seven RBIs.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
Read More: Pittsburgh Pirates