In the first Pirates at-bat after the Giants traded for him, Joey Bart hit a home run.

In a short amount of time, Joey Bart was able to establish himself as a valuable member of his new squad.

After being dealt to Pittsburgh last week in exchange for pitcher Austin Strickland, the former Giants catcher smashed a towering home run in his first at-bat with the Pirates. The transaction cost Pittsburgh pitcher Austin Strickland.  

With an exit velocity of 109 miles per hour, Bart's first home run with the Pirates flew 410 feet into the left field bleachers at PNC Park. These bleachers are located in the east side of the stadium  

Bart, who had been selected in the first round of the draft, went on to hit a double in his subsequent at-bat, so this was not the only extra-base hit he had collected during the game.  

This is what Bart said to the press after the game: "It was fun." I simply kind of lost consciousness and decided to walk away and let things take care of themselves. Today was a long one, and it required all of us to work together.   

I would say that it was a grind for the entirety of it, but you know, Cruz stood up, everyone stepped up when we needed it, and things in this game function the way they work. courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette  

It was never quite possible for the former No. 2 overall choice to live up to the expectations that were placed on him in San Francisco; nevertheless, he has swiftly found his footing as he adjusts to his new home in Pittsburgh.  

At the end of his first game with the Pirates, Bart finished with a home run, two doubles, and two strikeouts. He went two for five.  

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