CF,LF,RF - PIT
Joshua Palacios is not in the starting lineup Thursday versus the Cubs.
Palacios had a big night out of the leadoff spot Wednesday, going 2-for-6 with a homer and three RBI but will take a seat on Thursday night in Chicago. It's been a tough go at the plate for Palacios who is hitting .230 with nine homers, five steals, and a .674 OPS across 83 games.
Despite a low batting average of .224, Palacios has shown some power with eight home runs and has been productive with 32 RBI in 76 games played this season.
His performance in this game could provide a spark for Palacios going forward. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues may want to keep an eye on him as a potential power source in the Pirates lineup.
Joshua Palacios came through with a pinch-hit go-ahead home run on Saturday against the Cardinals.
Palacios pinch-hit for Connor Joe to give the Pirates the lead in the final inning. It was his seventh blast on the season.
Josh Palacios went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his first of the season, to help the Pirates secure a 7-5 victory over the Cardinals on Friday.
He also drew a walk and scored a run. Palacios has been seeing regular playing time in the outfield and is hitting .286 with four RBI and through 13 games this season.
Josh Palacios had a breakout game on Friday, going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and a run scored to help lead the Pirates to a 13-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.
The outfielder, who had yet to record a hit this season prior to this game, showed off his offensive potential with a strong performance at the plate. While it's still early in the season, Palacios will look to build off this game and continue to contribute to the Pirates' lineup moving forward.