Last Game
Tue, May 17
@ Chicago Cubs (15-20)
  • Wrigley Field
0
Final
7

NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
23-14 4-6 L1
20-16 4-6 W1
15-20 6-4 W4
15-21 4-6 L2
10-26 6-4 W1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .282 3 15 .794 2

Top Ben Gamel News

  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Hits third homer

    Gamel went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a pair of runs scored in Friday's loss to the Reds.

    Gamel scored all the Pirates' runs in the 8-2 loss. He hit a leadoff shot to open the scoring in the bottom of the first and later singled and scored on a Ke'Bryan Hayes double in the third inning to tie the score at 3-3, but the Reds would eventually pull away. Gamel is now hitting a strong .307/.381/.475 through 32 games. The multi-hit outing was his seventh in May.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Big performance in doubleheader

    Gamel went 5-for-9 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored across both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Cincinnati.

    Gamel led off and was productive in both games. He reached base three times and scored in the matinee, but the highlight came when he delivered a two-run blast in the latter contest to record his second homer of the season. Gamel has collected at least one hit in seven of his last eight games, during which time he's tallied six RBI and five runs scored while hitting .448/.467/.724.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Powers offense

    Gamel went 5-for-8 with a double, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored across both games of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

    Gamel hit atop the order in both games and was a driving force behind Pittsburgh's offense. In the first matchup, Gamel tallied a two-RBI triple in the fifth inning. He followed that up with a three-hit performance in the latter contest, and he came around to score on two occasions. It was Gamel's first multi-hit effort since April 21, and he entered Wednesday having gone 5-for-24 with two RBI and two runs scored in his last nine games. Gamel has generally hit fifth in the lineup with righties on the mound this season, though the team has rotated the leadoff spot in recent games.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Records double in loss

    Gamel went 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Padres.

    The Pirates were unable to generate much production against Joe Musgrove on Sunday, but Gamel had the team's only extra-base hit during the low-scoring matchup. Over his last seven games, the 29-year-old has hit .250 with two runs, two RBI, a stolen base, two walks and four strikeouts.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Sits against southpaw

    Gamel will be on the bench Saturday against San Diego.

    Gamel hasn't been strictly platooned this season, but his off day here against lefty Sean Manaea means he's now sat against five of the nine southpaws the Pirates have faced thus far. Jake Marisnick will get the start in left field.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Resting against lefty

    Gamel is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    The lefty-hitting Gamel will receive a breather with southpaw Aaron Ashby toeing the rubber for Milwaukee. The righty-hitting Jake Marisnick spells Gamel in left field.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Takes seat against left-hander

    Gamel isn't starting Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Gamel has started against three southpaws this year, but he'll retreat to the bench with left-hander Drew Smyly starting for the Cubs on Friday. Anthony Alford will start in left field while Jake Marisnick enters the lineup in right.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Sitting versus lefty

    Gamel is not in the lineup for Monday's game at Milwaukee.

    Gamel started the past five games, including two starts against left-handed pitchers, but will head to the bench Monday with southpaw Eric Lauer pitching for Milwaukee. Jake Marisnick will start in left field and bat seventh in his place.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Steals first bag

    Gamel went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a steal in Sunday's 5-3 win over Washington.

    Gamel singled and stole second in the fifth inning before knocking an RBI single in the sixth. He's now 6-for-22 with five RBI over his last seven outings. The veteran outfielder is sporting a .231/.375/.385 slash line through 32 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Homers in victory

    Gamel went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk and two runs in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

    Gamel took Kyle Hendricks deep in the bottom of the first inning, scoring Ke'Bryan Hayes and Yoshi Tsutsugo while giving the Pirates a 3-1 lead. He later walked and then scored on a Kevin Newman triple in the third inning. The long ball and three RBI were his firsts of the season as he's taken over an everyday starting outfielder for the Pirates in 2022.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: On bench Tuesday

    Gamel will sit Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Gamel started the first three games of the season in left field but will hit the bench against lefty Drew Smyly here. He started against southpaw Steven Matz on Sunday, however, indicating that he may have more than just a platoon role. Jake Marisnick will take over in left field Tuesday.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Draws leadoff assignment

    Gamel will bat leadoff and start in left field in Monday's game against the Cardinals.

    He'll slot atop the order for the first time all season after hitting no higher than sixth in any of Pittsburgh's first three games while going a collective 2-for-8 with a double, two walks and two runs. Gamel looks as though he'll play regularly against right-handed pitching to begin the season, but he may not permanently stick as the club's table setter. Monday's leadoff assignment may just be a byproduct of Yoshi Tsutsugo and Kevin Newman receiving the day off.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Avoids arbitration

    Gamel agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Pirates on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Gamel appeared in 122 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh during the 2021 campaign and slashed .247/.347/.388 with eight homers, 43 runs, 26 RBI and three stolen bases. He served mainly in the strong side of a platoon last year and won't require arbitration ahead of the 2022 season.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Sits against southpaw

    Gamel isn't starting Thursday's game against the Cubs.

    Gamel will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last four games with left-hander Justin Steele on the mound for the Cubs. Anthony Alford will start in left field and bat sixth.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Day off Monday

    Gamel is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.

    Gamel hits the bench with lefty Reiver Sanmartin on the mound for Cincinnati. Anthony Alford starts in left field.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Gamel will sit Saturday against the Phillies.

    Gamel owns an .874 OPS over his last 15 games but will get a rest after going hitless Friday. Anthony Alford and Cole Tucker will serve as the corner outfielders.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Out of lineup

    Gamel is out of the lineup versus the Phillies on Thursday.

    It's the second consecutive game on the bench for the 29-year-old. Overall, he has registered at least one hit in 11 of his last 13 starts. Anthony Alford will take over in left field and bat fifth versus Aaron Nola on Thursday.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Riding pine Wednesday

    Gamel isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Reds, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Gamel went 3-for-12 with a home run, a double, two runs and two RBI across the last three games. Anthony Alford will take his place in left field and bat fifth.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Sitting second straight

    Gamel is not in Saturday's lineup against Miami, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Gamel has been out of the lineup for each of the Pirates' first two games against Miami. He's hit .343/.452/.486 across his last 10 games, though the Pirates are trying to get a longer look at potential future contributors. Cole Tucker will start in right field and hit seventh, while Anthony Alford will get the nod in left and hit fifth.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Out of lineup

    Gamel will sit Friday against the Marlins.

    Gamel sits after starting 10 straight games, a stretch in which he posted a .938 OPS. Anthony Alford and Yoshi Tsutsugo will be the corner outfielders Friday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 187 lbs
Birthplace: Neptune Beach, FL
Age: 30
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: L, L