All posts tagged "Pedro Alvarez"

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Hit Second Straight Walkoff Win Against Phillies

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After walking off to the Philadelphia Phillies in the 10 inning on Saturday night at PNC Park, the club showed their resiliency yet again against the tough Philly team. The Bucs hit up their second straight walkoff win in the bottom of the 9th inning in front of 19,856 on Sunday. Casey McGehee picked up...

  • Top Stories
    Several Possible Platoons This Season for Pirates

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After trading for infielder Casey McGehee over the offseason, the Pirates were expecting to enter the 2012 season with a platoon at first base. McGehee would face the left-handed starters, Garrett Jones would start when a righy was on the mound. But after solid spring training¬†campaigns by several younger...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Starting Lineup

    The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with a .244 batting average during the 2011 season -- .247 average in the 1st half, .241 in the 2nd half. Over the offseason, the Pirates signed shortstop Clint Barmes to a two-year deal, and catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year contract with an option for 2013. The...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: The Logic Behind Sending Alvarez to AAA

    Let me try to understand something here. Pedro Alvarez is playing horrible this Spring. I don't think anyone can deny this. He's also coming off a down year last year. Matt Hague had a good year in Triple-A last year, which was mostly carried by a strong six week stretch in June...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Fryer Added Leg Kick Over Offseason

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Catcher Eric Fryer worked on incorporating a leg kick over the offseason. During the Fall Instructional League, which is held at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida, Fryer said it was one of his main focuses. "Mainly I really focused on hitting, trying to work in a slight leg kick, trying...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez to Start Season in Majors

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Despite struggling at the plate during Grapefruit League action this spring, third baseman Pedro Alvarez will start the season in the Majors. Rumors swirled that Alvarez might start the season at Triple-A Indianapolis to get back on track, but Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington insisted on Sunday, prior to...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Should Alvarez Go To Triple-A?

    I've noticed the question is being asked more and more: should the Pirates send Pedro Alvarez to Triple-A to start the year? Every time Alvarez starts to struggle, the topic comes up. My opinion is that Triple-A won't help Alvarez. We've seen him sent down to Triple-A after struggling in the majors....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Alvarez Sidelined with Knee Discomfort

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Third baseman Pedro Alvarez was removed from Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays with discomfort and inflammation in his left knee. Alvarez is currently day-to-day and will likely be out of game action through the weekend, the team says. "I think it was more or less running,"...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Alvarez and Jones Homer at Pirate City

    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...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Seeking Consistency

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Third baseman Pedro Alvarez is looking for consistency this spring. During the 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at McKechnie Field on Saturday, Alvarez went 0-for-3 -- all three were strikeouts. Over his past two games he has gone hitless. But just last week, Alvarez connected for two...

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