Newman went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 12-2 victory over the Brewers on Saturday.
Since returning from an embarrassing injury in which he hurt himself setting up a pitching machine, Newman is batting .327 with 19 extra-base hits in 208 at-bats. Included during his tremendous first half is a 19-game hitting streak that just concluded last week. Newman is batting .324 with six home runs, 32 RBI, 24 runs and five steals in 219 at-bats this season.
Newman returned to the leadoff spot Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored against the Cubs.
The move coincided with Newman breaking an 0-for-10 slide. The 25-year-old hit seventh in the lineup Tuesday and Wednesday, with Adam Frazier moving to the top spot. With Frazier also breaking out of a protracted slump, it wouldn't be surprising to see the two players move in and out of the leadoff spot based upon pitching matchups.
Newman is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.
Newman went 0-for-4 at Milwaukee on Sunday to snap the 19-game hit streak in which he had a 1.040 OPS with four home runs and four stolen bases. The 25-year-old has a .327/.372/.482 slash line through 56 games in his first full season in the majors.
Newman went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a 3-2 victory over the Brewers on Friday.
The rookie again extended his hitting streak to 18 games, homering in each of the last three games. During his streak, Newman is hitting .378 (28-for-74) with nine extra-base hits, 14 RBI and nine runs. On the year, he is batting .330 with five home runs, 29 RBI and 20 runs in 191 at-bats. The power surge is especially impressive given that Newman never hit more than five home runs in any of his four minor-league seasons.
Newman went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI in the Pirates' 10-0 victory over the Astros on Thursday.
Newman continued his red-hot form at the plate, extending his hitting streak to 17 games with a three-hit effort from atop the order in this contest that included his fourth long ball of the season. He's now ripped off seven hits in his last 11 at-bats to bring his slash line for the season up to .333/.381/.478 through 186 at-bats.
Newman went 4-for-6 with a three-run homer and his fifth stolen base of the season Wednesday against Houston.
He's slashing .375/.423/.542 with two homers, 11 RBI and four steals in 79 plate appearances during his streak. After bouncing around in the batting order, Newman has hit leadoff in each of his 21 June starts. He'll still need to contend with the likes of prospect Cole Tucker -- who's hitting .385 in his last nine Triple-A games -- but Newman could slide over to second base if and when Tucker is recalled. In the meantime, he continues to provide fantasy owners with surprising value.
Newman went 2-for-6 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Padres.
Newman came up clutch in this one, driving in a run and scoring one during the Pirates' three-run ninth inning before drawing a walkoff walk in the 11th frame. The 25-year-old shortstop has now hit safely in 11 consecutive games, going 18-for-50 (.360) with five extra-base hits (four doubles and a triple), three stolen bases and a 5:4 BB:K during that stretch.
Newman went 3-for-5 with a stolen base in a 5-4 victory against the Marlins on Sunday.
The 25-year-old is flourishing in the leadoff spot. He's currently on a seven-game hitting streak; during that stretch, his average has risen 20 points, and he's swiped three bags. Newman isn't hitting for much power, but he can supply average and the occasional stolen base to owners as long as he remains in the leadoff spot. Newman is batting .315 with 12 extra-base hits, 19 RBI, 15 runs and four stolen bases in 149 at-bats this season.
Newman went 3-for-5 with a double, walk, two RBI and a stolen base Wednesday in the Pirates' 8-7 loss to the Braves in 11 innings.
Newman is only slashing .281/.309/.391 out of the leadoff spot this season, but his season-long on-base percentage (.371) and recent form at the plate suggest he'll remain an ideal fit atop the lineup. He's supplied back-to-back three-hit, one-steal performances and will look to keep rolling again Thursday in the series finale.
Newman went 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base Tuesday in the Pirates' 7-5 loss to the Braves.
Newman didn't need a full nine innings to turn in one of his better performances of the season, as the game was called in the eighth following a one-hour, 48-minute rain delay. The 25-year-old looks to have a stranglehold on the leadoff gig in Pittsburgh with each of his last 11 starts coming out of that spot in the batting order.
Newman is not starting Sunday against the Brewers.
Newman is the only natural shortstop on the Pirates' roster after Cole Tucker was optioned Saturday, but he apparently won't be playing every day. Jung Ho Kang starts at shortstop for the first time since 2015.
Newman will start at second base and bat leadoff Thursday against the Braves.
Newman has slotted in atop the lineup for eight of the Pirates' past nine games, unseating Adam Frazier as the team's table setter. The 25-year-old has only turned in a .256 on-base percentage during that span, however, so he may need to pick up the pace offensively to ensure he sticks in the leadoff role for the remainder of the season.
Newman is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff Thursday against the Brewers.
Newman is hitting .347 with a .903 OPS through 28 games this season, prompting the Pirates to move the 25-year-old to the top of the order for the second time in three games. If Newman and regular leadoff man Adam Frazier -- who is hitting just .250 this season -- continue to trend in opposite directions at the dish, the 25-year-old shortstop could solidly himself as the team's new table setter.
Newman went 2-for-3 against the Reds on Wednesday, raising his season batting average to .347 in 75 at-bats.
He's started seven of the last nine games, collecting 10 hits in 27 at-bats with one homer and six RBI. Newman has played the majority of his time at shortstop, but he could also begin seeing time at second base if Adam Frazier's struggles continue. He's attempted only two stolen bases in 59 MLB games but swiped 28 bags in 39 tries for Triple-A Indianapolis in 2018.
Newman went 1-for-4 with a grand slam Tuesday against the Reds.
Newman took Lucas Sims deep in eighth inning for the first home run of his career. While he hasn't shown much power upside, he's hit well this season and has started five of the team's last seven games as a result. He's taken advantage by recording at least one hit in all five contests. While Newman's .333/.400/.486 line is likely to come down, he's making the case to overtake the struggling Cole Tucker as the team's starting shortstop.
Newman will start at shortstop and hit eighth Sunday against the Dodgers.
Newman will draw his fourth start in five games, with three coming at shortstop and one at third base. Since returning from the injured list earlier in May, Newman has sizzled at the plate to the tune of a .375/.444/.521 batting line. The Pirates could soon commit to Newman in a full-time role with youngster Cole Tucker slashing a brutal .096/.145/.154 so far this month.
Newman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
With the exception of Josh Bell, the Pirates have gotten little production of late from their starting infield. The ongoing offensive struggles of third baseman Colin Moran and shortstop Cole Tucker in particular have opened up more work for Newman, who had started in six of the Pirates' past eight games. Though Newman is back on the bench Sunday, his 13-for-36 (.361 average) showing at the plate since returning from the injured list earlier this month should continue to earn him at least semi-regular starts.
Newman will make his first major-league start at third base Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Newman has made eight starts at shortstop and four at the keystone this season, but he'll move to the hot corner Monday, with Jung Ho Kang (side) heading to the shelf and Colin Moran struggling to find his swing. Newman is batting .344 with three extra-base hits and five RBI through 14 games in 2019.
Newman went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in Thursday's 17-4 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
He's 6-for-13 since coming off the injured list. With Cole Tucker overmatched at the plate, Newman might play more frequently ahead of Tucker at shortstop. Whether Newman can continue to hit at the major-league level remains to be seen, but he has posted a career slash line of .287/.343/.387 in parts of five minor-league campaigns.
Newman entered Saturday's game as a pinch runner and later hit a two-run triple in a 6-4 win over Oakland.
The action was his first since returning from a laceration on his finger. Newman is expected to serve as a backup at both second base and shortstop while also filling in as a fifth outfielder. The 25-year-old has four hits in 12 at-bats for Pittsburgh and batted .233 in 30 Triple-A at-bats in 2019.
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