All posts tagged "Pedro Alvarez"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Karstens Looking Like the 2011 Version

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Jeff Karstens has been very sharp over his last two outings with Pittsburgh, showing a glimpse of what we saw from the right-hander during the 2011 season. After missing two months of this season due to right-shoulder inflammation, and a set back during a rehab outing with a hip...

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    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Playing With Confidence, Finishing the First Half Strong

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Today marked the halfway point of the season. If the first half is any indicator for what is in store in the second part of the season, Pittsburgh Pirate fans and the city better buckle up, because it’s going to be a fun team to watch. The club entered game...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Perhaps This Year IS Different

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Drew Sutton hasn’t been wearing Black and Yellow for very long, but he had quite the moment on Tuesday night. After Joel Hanrahan blew just his third save of the season to the Houston Astros on a two out, two-strike RBI double, the game went to the bottom of...

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    Pirates Notebook: The New Lumber Company?

    PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t out to make a statement. Whether people believe this team can contend in the National League Central this season or not, they are focused on each individual game, one day at a time. But how this team has been battling all season long has started...

  • Analysis
    Air Pedro v. Ground Pedro

    Prior to Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Pedro Alvarez had virtually the same amount of plate appearances in 2012 as he did in his injury/performance-marred 2011 campaign.  Here's the stat lines for those two seasons: 2011 Pedro (262 PA's) -- .191/.272/.289 (561 OPS), 9.2% BB, 30.5% K, .272 BABIP -- 4 HR's 2012...

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    Pirates Notebook: McKenry’s Hot Bat Making the Case For More Playing Time

    Since Rod Barajas was injured on a play at the plate in Philadelphia earlier this week, Michael McKenry has been making the most of his playing time.  When McKenry was acquired from Boston mid-June of last season, he started the majority of the remaning games behind the plate for Pittsburgh. In his first...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Continues Hot Hitting in Day Games; Lincoln, McCutchen Updates

    After Pedro Alvarez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs on Friday, the third baseman ripped a bases clearing double to right field off St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright to tie the game up at 5. Alvarez has been red hot over his last two weeks, going  17-for-47 (.362)...

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    Pirates Notebook: Tabata Getting Closer to Being Demoted

    If Jose Tabata doesn’t get his act together, the outfielder could face a demotion to Triple-A. After Tabata made several throwing errors in right field in the Pirates 8-3 loss to Philadelphia on Monday, the outfielder saw himself get bumped down to seventh in the lineup, and on Thursday was benched. Tabata has...

  • Analysis
    GIF: The Pirates throw baseballs

    The Pirates had a rough bottom of the first inning in Philadelphia on Monday. The struggles included several throwing miscues. A few "highlights." ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month....

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    Pedro Alvarez Seeking Consistent Hot Bat for Pirates

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- Something seemed to just change for Pedro Alvarez while in Cleveland for the Interleague series against the Indians. And change quick. The third baseman was just 4-for-34 (.118 average) before blasting a leadoff home run on a 2-0 pitch off Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday. Alvarez didn't stop his tear there....

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