Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a home run today at Pirate City.
Today was another camp day at Pirate City. Unlike yesterday, the Pirates only had one intersquad game going, this one lasting three and a half innings. Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson were scheduled to throw in the game, with Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones over from major league camp to get at-bats.
Alvarez and Jones hit every half inning for the first two and a half frames, getting five plate appearances each. Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a single, a home run, and two strikeouts. Jones went 2-for-5 with a single, a home run, and one strikeout.
Both hitters got off to rough starts in the first inning. Kyle McPherson was on the mound, and struck out both batters looking at curveballs. In this type of situation it's hard to tell whether that's a good thing for McPherson, or a bad thing for Alvarez and Jones.
With Justin Wilson on the mound in the bottom of the first, Jones singled on a line drive through the hole...
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