Pirates

John Wehner: Walker Gap-to-Gap Hitter Capable Of Home Run Stretches

View Comments
(Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

dunlap-head-shot Colin Dunlap
Weeknights, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Colin grew up in Sharpsburg and...
Read More
Pirates Central
Shop for Pirates Gear
Buy Pirates Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

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.

John Wehner: Walker Gap-to-Gap Hitter Capable of Home Run Stretches

neil walker 488084091 John Wehner: Walker Gap to Gap Hitter Capable Of Home Run Stretches
93.7 The Fan

RELATED LINKS:
More Sports From The Fan
Like The Fan On Facebook
Follow The Fan On Twitter

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,169 other followers