Tag: Pedro Alvarez

Francisco Liriano Dominates Nationals in 4-2 Pirates Win

Francisco Liriano and the Pirates defense went out and did what playoff-caliber run preventers do. They frustrated and flummoxed the Washington Nationals over Liriano's...

Gerrit Cole Rolls Through Nationals in 5-1 Pirates Victory

Gerrit Cole stepped into Tuesday's start as the worst-performing pitcher in the Pirates rotation. Actually, let's call it "worst-performing" because it's really only his...

Jordy Mercer Breaks Slide with Walkoff Single in 3-2 Win Over...

Jordy Mercer was struggling at the plate through July when he came up in the 11th inning with two runners on. The Pirates' now-second...

Pirates Notebook: David Wright Talks about Adding Alvarez to Derby

There was much dismay, consternation, anger, irritation, even exasperation that National League captain David Wright did not initially select Pedro Alvarez to the 2013...

Pedro Alvarez Selected to Home Run Derby as Injury Replacement

Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez will participate in Monday's Home Run Derby, chosen by National League captain David Wright in place of the injured Carlos...

First Pitch: The Actual Value of Platoons

Last night I wrote about how the problem with the Pirates offense this year has been that three positions in the lineup struggle against...

Liriano Cruises, Pirates Bats Spark 5-0 Win

The Pirates collected 12 hits, including five with runners in scoring position, to break free of an offensive slump. Meanwhile Francisco Liriano pitched seven...

Pirates Collect Only Three Hits to Lose Fourth-Straight Game

The Pirates lost 2-1 Tuesday night to the Oakland Athletics to drop their fourth-straight game and third-straight series loss. This fact is significant. Over these...

Pirates Notebook: When Will the Bucs Play the Best 25?

The Pirates look to snap a three-game losing streak and avoid a third straight series loss Tuesday night as they face the Oakland Athletics....

Pirates Notebook: A’s Speak Highly of Inge, Alvarez Not in Derby

The Oakland Athletics start a three-game series against the Pirates tonight at PNC Park, arriving 9-0 against the Bucs and the only Major League...
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