When Pedro Alvarez is locked in at the plate, watch out. That was no more evident than on Tuesday night at PNC Park. Alvarez had a four hit night, but it was two huge swings of the bat that dropped jaws.
"I shared with him after his last at-bat where he struck out, I said, ‘Look. All you got to do is hit two homers, get four hits, and they’ll clap for you when you strike out around here’,” Manager Clint Hurdle joked.
With Andrew McCutchen on in the third inning and two outs, Alvarez blasted a 1-0 sinker from St. Louis' Jake Westbrook. What was impressive about the long ball was where Alvarez deposited it. The third baseman went opposite field, and sent the ball to the deepest part of the ballpark, 422 feet in left center field.
"Not the direction in which he hit it or the distance...
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