A lot of pressure has been on Pedro Alvarez.
He’s delivered lately.
Here’s a look at his last eight games:
|Sunday||@ Angels||W, 10-9||5||2||2||1||1|
|Saturday||@ Angels||W, 6-1||4||1||2||1||1|
|Friday||@ Angels||W, 5-2||3||1||2||1||1|
|Thursday||@ Reds||W, 5-3||4||1||3||1||5|
|Wednesday||@ Reds||L, 1-2||5||0||1||0||0|
|Tuesday||@ Reds||W, 4-0||4||0||1||0||2|
|Monday||@ Reds||L, 1-4||4||0||1||0||0|
|June 16||Dodgers||W, 6-3||4||1||1||1||3|
He has hit a homer in four straight games.
The Pirates will need him if they are to catch the Cards in the NL Central.
Here’s a homer by Alvarez in the first inning of Sunday’s game:
Update: Alvarez led off the big 10th inning with a double in the 10-9 win.
– Rick Green