Found June 25, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
The Bucs were off yesterday in Seattle and begin a quick two game set with the M’s late tonight. Until then, enjoy some random Bucs notes… The Pirates are 46-30, sixteen games over .500. That equals last season’s high water mark (which came much later in the year). They are a game behind the Cardinals in the NL Central, but have a better record than any other team in baseball. They also hold a seven and a half game lead on the second wild card spot. Think about that. It’s really early, obviously, but that’s a pretty big cushion. Pedro Alvarez was named NL Player of the Week. Four homers in four games will do that – plus he hit .414 on the week and essentially put the team on his back. El Toro is the second Buc to take player of the week honors this year – Russell Martin did it in late April. The Pirates are hosting a blood drive at PNC Park this week, and all donors receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming game.  Take a look at the Pirates’ schedule – they play just one winning tea...
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