PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The San Diego Padres' latest loss was more personal for interim manager Pat Murphy than other defeats.
Pedro Alvarez -- Murphy's son-in-law -- singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Monday night.
Murphy admitted that it was an awkward moment as the Padres lost...
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Monday night’s loss for Padres manager Pat Murphy must have tasted more bitter than usual. He lost on a walk-off hit by his son-in-law. That’s right, the Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez is married to his daughter Keli.After the game, per MLB.com, Murphy said:"Well, I'll be able to look back and laugh if in fact things go really well in the next three months."And if things don’t go...
Man. That was awesome.
Pedro Alvarez gets the whipped cream pie from @wudeydo34 after his walkoff single giving the #Pirates a 2-1 win pic.twitter.com/6N8QorLll1
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A.J. Burnett was named an All-Star moments before he took the mound, and he once again pitched brilliantly, pushing the ERA back below two. He was hosed with one of the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Alvarez's second career game-ending hit lifted the Pirates to their eight win in 10 games and beat his father-in-law, Padres interim manager Pat Murphy.
Andrew McCutchen started the winning...
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Watch Pedro Alvarez take batting practice or look at some of his past highlight reels and it's evident that he can hit for a lot of power.
However, Alvarez has run into a power shortage in 2015, something the Pirates need to change if they're going to fight for a third straight trip to the playoffs.
"It's contact point more than anything," Pirates hitting coach Jeff Branson told...
Pedro Alvarez is on a hot streak. In his last 10 games Pedro is hitting .382 with 4 Home Runs. The recent surge has lifted his OPS from .694 on May 14th to .822. But hot streaks are not unusual for Pedro Alvarez. We have seen him put together hot stretches like this in each of the last three seasons. What has convinced me that Pedro is a much improved hitter is what he accomplished...
Pedro Alvarez did a little boating Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates slugger has proved in recent years that when he gets a hold of one, he’ll send it a very long way. Well, he got a hold of one Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, and the end result was a water landing of sorts.
Alvarez ripped a 471-foot solo home run in the fourth inning that, off the bat, looked like it...
After transitioning from third base over to first base this offseason, Pedro Alvarez began the season on a bit of a hot streak. Over the past month and a half however he has declined substantially and it is time for the organization to decide what their plans for the future are regarding Alvarez.
While the Pirates have control over Alvarez until 2017, this year might be as good a...
Ike Davis (Photo Courtesy of Andrew Mills/ The Star Ledger)
Winter meetings have come and gone, and several names like James Loney are off the market. While the Pittsburgh Pirates still are in need of a first baseman.
Garrett Jones has signed with the Miami Marlins after the Pirates designated him for assignment in November. What other options remain?
Ike Davis seems to be the...