Gerrit Cole wasn’t nervous about making his first major league road start in his backyard until he heard “Calling All Angels,” the syrupy Train ballad played before every game at Angel Stadium.
Pedro Alvarez drove in all of Pittsburgh’s runs with a solo homer, bases-loaded double and a single Thursday, leading the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their high-profile NL Central series.
A.J. Burnett pitched into the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Pedro Alvarez’s two-run double sparked a seventh-inning rally and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs, Andrew McCutchen also went deep, and Jeff Locke pitched six shutout innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin’s bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night.
Pittsburgh Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell talked to Bob Pompeani about the club’s progress during the first few weeks of the season.
Wandy Rodriguez faced the minimum while throwing seven innings of 1-hit ball to outpitch Tim Hudson help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Friday.
The Pirates offense wakes up in Arizona, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pirates beat writer Bill Brink joins Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook for the latest analysis.
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.