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Starling Marte Q&A

In his second full season in the big leagues, Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has struggled at the plate. He was dropped from the lead off spot in the order. Marte is hitting .237 with four home runs, 17 RBI and 13 stolen bases. He has had problems with contact and has struck out 65 times. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Marte recently.

GVB – The team had a rough April, but you guys played better in May and are getting back to winning series. SM – We are trying to win, we've never tried to lose. We're working hard, we've tried to get better every day and put it together. We trying to play one run at a time, one game at a time, that's what we do, we play hard. GVB – I sensed that when things were going badly, the team did not...

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