John Wehner: Walker Gap-to-Gap Hitter Capable Of Home Run Stretches
PITTSBURGH (KDKA 93-7 The Fan)- The Pirates gook the first game of their series against the Cardinals Friday night, 6-4, thanks to a three run home run from Neil Walker.
Pirates Broadcaster John Wehner told Colin Dunlap on Bucco Talk that Walker’s always been a guy capable of driving in runs.
“I think he’s a guy that with his swing, he’s more of a gap-to-gap, line drive type guy. But I think there are times where everything is just right where he’ll pick up his home runs, he’ll get three or four in a week or two and then he’ll go back and maybe go a few weeks without one,” Wehner said.
The Pirates host the Cardinals Sunday night for the first Sunday Night Baseball broadcast in PNC Park’s history. Wehner thinks that it’s great for the organization and players to get recognition on a national level.
“I’m sure the Bostons and New Yorks that are on Sunday night, they probably hate the Sunday night games. But I think if you’re a Pirates fan, a Pirates player, or the organization, you should be looking forward to this and hopefully put on a good show,” Wehner said.
The Pirates will be in Milwaukee May 13-15 for a three-game series. Dunlap asked Wehner if there will be any retribution towards Martin Maldonado for his role in the bench-clearing brawl between the clubs on Easter Sunday.
“We’ve seen this with the Reds, we’ve seen this with the Brewers in the past. I think at some point in time we’ll see something, I don’t think it’s going to be something that’s going to be terribly obvious,” Wehner said.