Pedro Alvarez

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About Time: Jared Hughes Plunks Back

After years of perceiving that the Bucs just lay down and take it when teams plunk them with pitches and offer no equivocation in return, it is nice to see that change.  It is refreshing to see Jared Hughes come in after seeing his battery mate, Michael McKenry, hit by a pitch in a blowout … Continue reading

Who are these guys?

The offense is jamming with recent consistent hitting and a very loose dugout.  Kevin Correia looked sharp tonight too.  The rotation seems very solid when Erik Bedard or Correia have a good turn through the rotation.  James McDonald and A.J. Burnett have obviously been stellar. When Pedro Alvarez swings the bat the way he has … Continue reading


OH what a weekend in OHio! Pedro awaken the dreams Pirates fans had when he was drafted.  Hitting four HRs in two days in leading the Bucs over the Indians, Alvarez tantalizes with glimpses of his potential.  Of course, I remember Tuffy Rhodes of the Cubs hitting three homers on opening day one year….  but … Continue reading

Good riddance Baltimore

Wow, was that a rough series.  Nothing like the poor Buccos traveling to an AL city for their comeuppance.  I went to the first game in the series and was excited when we jumped out to the lead.  It was also fun to get a “Let’s go Bucs” chant going during the early part of … Continue reading

Bucs Within Two

The Pirates showed their backbone in withstanding a 9th inning HR from the Reds’ Ryan Ludwick off of Joel Hanrahan tying the game when they put back-to-back doubles on the board off of Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman to retake the lead.   From Clint Barmes and Michael McKenry no less.  The Bucs are now two … Continue reading

Rotation Shake Up

I am predicting (and hoping) for a shake up in the Pirates’ starting rotation.  With the struggling Charlie Morton going on the DL today being replaced on the roster by reliever Juan Cruz, a spot is open in the rotation.  I will assume that when Tuesday rolls around and Morton’s spot in the rotation is … Continue reading


For the longest time, the Bucs have been without a stopper in their rotation.  That one guy who could prevent losses from stacking up.  The one arm in the rotation that could ensure a competitive game regardless of the ineptness of the offense.  A.J. Burnett, minus one horrendous game, has been that guy.  If he … Continue reading

.500? Yay!!!!!

I’m so excited the Pirates have won four games in a row to reach .500.  Fans of other teams might roll their eyes at that sort of statement, but it is my reality.  When you purchase the Extra Innings year after year with little hope of watching more wins than losses, you jump at a … Continue reading

Bucs Best Lineup?

The Pirates have been desperate for offensive help, and the release of Nate McLouth and call-up of Matt Hague allow them to put a decent lineup on the field.  Garrett Jones playing RF and batting 6th with Hague batting 7th at 1B provides some depth in the batting order.  Keeping Josh Harrison in the lineup … Continue reading

A Case for Prince Fielder

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his … Continue reading

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