All posts tagged "Pedro Alvarez"

  • Game Recaps
    Gerrit Cole Fantastic Again, Pirates Win 5-2 in Anaheim

    For all the adjectives I could use to describe Gerrit Cole’s stuff and location Friday night, I...

  • Game Recaps
    Pedro Alvarez’s Five-RBI Day Completes Series Split in Cincinnati

    Clint Hurdle is fond of saying that Pedro Alvarez can change the game with one swing of...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Pirates Need to Upgrade the Offense, and Right Field Stands Out

    We've talked a lot lately about how strong the starting pitching has been this year. From the...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Retaliate Against the Reds in the Best Way Possible With a 4-0 Win

    After Monday’s game — which saw Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throw near Neil Walker’s head in...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Beat Dodgers 6-3 on Alvarez’s Homer, Cole’s Deja Vu

    Do not adjust your computer screen. Yes, that was Gerrit Cole making his second Major League start Sunday, even though you could have easily confused it for a replay of his debut. The phenom prospect threw the same number of fastballs, allowed the same number of hits and walks, kept the run total...

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    Pirates Locke Down and Shut Out Dodgers 3-0

    Did you see this coming? Did you see Jeff Locke having the National League’s 5th-best ERA in mid-June? If you’re surprised, that’s because Locke’s performance sneaks up on you. The Pirates have needed nine starters to fill four spots because of injuries, poor pitching or in Gerrit Cole’s case, delaying a service...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: So Many Things Are Going Right For the Pirates

    I wanted to keep this more of a notes article tonight, jotting down a few thoughts I had throughout the evening. A lot of things happened tonight which had me thinking about all of the things going right for the Pirates right now. Gerrit Cole was excellent in his major league debut....

  • Game Recaps
    Cole, Alvarez Lead Pirates to Series-Opening Win

    Let’s cut to the chase — the Pirates played a great game in front of a mostly-full PNC Park and thumped the defending World Series champions and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. This game had a little bit of everything but the majority of the focus, and rightfully so, was on...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates’ Bats Jump on Samardzija to Support Burnett in 6-2 Victory

    Pirates starter A.J. Burnett took a shutout bid into the 9th inning and mound opponent Jeff Samardzija allowed a season-high eight hits to a lineup he usually dominates en route to a 6-2 Pittsburgh win on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Burnett became the first Pirates starter to pitch into the 8th inning this...

  • Podcast
    P3 Episode 8: When Should Gerrit Cole Join the Pirates?

    Episode eight of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates. Highlights of the show include: **We looked at the injury to Wandy Rodriguez, and debated whether the Pirates should call up Gerrit Cole. Also, what...

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