Found July 13, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Mlb-astros-pirates
All of a sudden people are feeling a lot better about the Pirates again after an exciting walkoff win over the Mets Friday night at sold out PNC Park. The Bucs have won two in a row and certainly appear to have put the four game losing streak in the rear view mirror. Leading up to the game, all the talk was about Pedro Alvarez, David Wright, and the Home Run Derby “drama.” Pedro quickly added to it with a two run bomb on the first pitch he saw in the series. Alvarez secured a spot in the contest yesterday, of course, but it was still pretty cool to see him blast one out right in front of Wright (and 39K fired up fans) immediately. (Wright, by the way, handled the situation with great class before and after the game – I don’t think the fans were booing him with serious hate…I’d say they were mostly just sticking up for Pedro.) More importantly, Pedro’s shot gave the Bucs the early lead. They’d need it, because Jeremy Hefner was excellent for seven innings and allowed nothing more. It...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

I complain a bit too much about some of the promotions the Mets do or don’t do. Nowhere near as much as our friends at Mets Police, but I do give them a good rip from time to time. But sometimes, the Mets do hit it out of the park, and this latest promotion does just that. Read on… Root for Mets All-Star David Wright in the Chevrolet Home Run Derby this Monday at 8 p.m. on ESPN...

Pedro Alvarez Selected to Home Run Derby as Injury Replacement

Alvarez will compete against seven other hitters for the Derby title Monday Night. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez will participate in Monday’s Home Run Derby, chosen by National League captain David Wright in place of the injured Carlos Gonzalez. Many Pittsburgh fans were up in arms after Alvarez, tied for second in the NL with 23 homers, was not picked...

Demolition Derby Outrage Against Wright

“Yo, dude? What’s up with that? Come on — El Toro’s born and bred in NYC!” That was one Pirates’ fan’s reaction when learning that David Wright had snubbed Pedro Alvarez for the home run derby on Sunday. Alvarez is second in the National League in homers and fifth in MLB. Last night, when he walloped his 23rd home run, this was how Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown called...

Pirates fans booed David Wright over Pedro Alvarez snub

New York Mets third baseman David Wright was booed by Pittsburgh Pirates fans on Friday at PNC Park, and it’s all because of a Home Run Derby snub. This year’s All-Star Game is being played at Citi Field, so Wright was named captain of the NL Derby team. He chose Bryce Harper, Carlos Gonzalez, and [...]

Alvarez replaces Gonzalez in HR Derby

Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has replaced Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies for the NL team in the All-Star Home Run Derby. Major League Baseball said Thursday that Gonzalez has pulled out because of a sprained middle finger on his right hand. Alvarez has hit 23 homers this season. Gonzalez began the day with 24. Alvarez will join David Wright, Bryce Harper and...

Who Is Still Unsigned From the 2013 Draft Class?

The MLB draft signing deadline is tomorrow at 5 PM EST. To see who the Pirates have already signed, check out the Draft Pick Signing Tracker. In previous years the draft pick signing deadline always had some sort of drama surrounding it. The question marks throughout the years: 2008: Will Pedro Alvarez sign? 2009: Will the Pirates sign any more prep pitchers? 2010: Will Jameson Taillon...

First Pitch: The Actual Value of Platoons

Last night I wrote about how the problem with the Pirates offense this year has been that three positions in the lineup struggle against left-handed pitching. Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker, and the right-field duo of Travis Snider and Jose Tabata have all struggled against lefties this year. Platoons are very underrated. Or should I say the left-handed side of the platoon is underrated...

Mets Well Represented In Top 5 In Jersey Sales

According to ESPN.com and Major League Baseball, the Mets have two of the five most popular jerseys purchased this season. Probably to nobody’s surprise, Matt Harvey finds himself #5 on this list, but quite frankly to my surprise, David Wright is ranked #4 on the list! Jersey sales are a funny thing. Often times when a player changes teams you’ll note a spike in jersey sales...

Mets Should Stay Intact And Try For Strong Second Half

Rarely does a major league roster go unchanged from Opening Day to the end of the season and the 2013 New York Mets are no exception. The roster Terry Collins will be playing with this weekend in Pittsburgh and taking into the All-Star break barely resembles that of the one that left Port St. Lucie. WRIGHT: Not the only positive. (AP) Less than a month ago the Mets were 15 games...

Pittsburgh Heel Turn

Well I hope Pirates fans feel better now that they've gotten their anger out of their system towards David Wright. I hope their announcers are also happy that they fanned the flames of their already agitated fan base to stir up some sort of rah rah ballpark interest. Good for them. Even though they have four all-stars and 54 wins going into Friday's game, and therefore a...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.