A little over a week away from Opening Day and Pedro Alvarez is rocking a .143 batting average this spring. It’s the exact same average Alvarez had 15 games into last regular season.
Pirates Starter Jeff Locke is fighting for a spot in the Pirates rotation and talked about how the spring is going for him so far.
Pedro Alvarez is coming off a breakthrough season in which he hit 30 home runs with 85 RBIs.However, he also struck out 180 times – once every 3.3 plate appearances.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington feels strongly in the direction that his major league club has gone under Manager Clint Hurdle, and while they aren’t all the way where they want to be, he was happy enough with the results to reward Hurdle with a new contract.
In full disclosure, I like Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez — both as a baseball player and, more important, as a young man.
Former Pirates all-star and new hitting coach Jay Bell joined The Fan Morning Show to talk about his new role, and give his take on yesterday’s Hall of Fame voting.
Pirates All-Star Andrew McCutchen joined Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN to talk about getting on the cover of the video game “MLB ’13 The Show” and the upcoming season.
It may only be December, but it’s time to start thinking about baseball.
(AP) — One defeat from inevitable playoff elimination and four from a 20th consecutive losing season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are hoping to finish a once-promising campaign on a high note.
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and drove in six to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 13-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched the Cubs’ first complete game in his final start of the season and Chicago beat the fading Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, as announced by Major League Baseball not long ago.
(AP) — Pedro Alvarez is trying to keep the Pittsburgh Pirates on track and boost their chances of capturing a playoff berth. So are the Pirates’ pitchers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pedro Alvarez stayed hot, blasting his 26th homer of the season and driving in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 5-0 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday night.
Pirates Hitting Coach Gregg Ritchie caught up with Joe Starkey of Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN after Pedro Alvarez’s two homerun performance Tuesday night against the Cardinals to discuss Pedro’s shots, as well as Andrew McCutchen showing signs of ending his recent slump.