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Brewers 8, Pirates 7

Crushing loss. The Pirates dug out of an early hole and looked to be on their way to a nice, much-needed victory, but arguably the most hated man in baseball changed all that. Ryan Braun is a terrible person. Yes, he cheated, but this is what makes him hate-able. And this. And this. Etc. Obviously the boos don’t bother him, but they are well-deserved. Watching a guy like that single...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Game 18

You can’t say that the Brewers didn’t try.  They tried like Hell to to give last night’s game to the Pirates. The Pirates just weren’t man enough to take it. Charlie Morton wasn’t man enough to take it. Neil Walker wasn’t man enough to take it. Pedro Alvarez wasn’t man enough to take it. I…
Via This Is Getting Old
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Maldonado literally hit the cover off of a baseball

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado literally hit the cover off of a baseball when he grounded a Charlie Morton fastball to third base in the sixth inning on Friday night. As the ball bounced towards third baseman Pedro Alvarez, one of the flaps came undone. Alvarez fired across to first base, but the resistance caused by the errant flap caused the ball to dive into the ground about...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Maldonado literally knocked the cover off a baseball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. During Friday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates, Martin Maldonado did something he will be able to tell people about for the rest of his life. In the top of the sixth inning, the 27-year-old catcher hit a ground ball to Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, which […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brewers Martin Maldonado tears the cover off the ball, literally

One of the oldest expressions in baseball is “TEAR THE COVER OFF THE BALL!”  The purist might think it originated in the 19th century when baseballs were literally sewn together to play.  More recently, you might invoke memories of The Natural, and Roy Hobbs doing as much in his debut at bat for the New York Knights.  Now, add Milwaukee Brewers Martin Maldonado to the lore...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Maldonado literally knocks cover off baseball

The expression "hitting the cover off the baseball" is often tossed around, but Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado actually did just that Friday night, on a weak grounder to third base nonetheless. With one out in the sixth inning and Mark Reynolds on second base, Charlie Morton got Maldonado to hit one on the ground to third baseman Pedro Alvarez. It was clear...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brewers C literally hits cover off the ball

Announcers like to say that guys “hit the cover off the ball” all the time, but how often is that literally what happened? Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado did just that against Charlie Morton and the Pirates. While he didn’t exactly hit it hard — he pounded it into the ground — the ball fell apart as it reached poor Pedro Alvarez, who had to try to throw a ball...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Maldonado actually hits the cover off the ball

Announcers like to say that guys “hit the cover off the ball” all the time, but how often is that literally what happened? Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado did just that against Charlie Morton and the Pirates. While he didn’t exactly hit it hard — he pounded it into the ground — the ball fell apart as it reached poor Pedro Alvarez, who had to try to throw a ball...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers bullpen implodes in 11-2 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night. Harrison's two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Pedro Alvarez’s Improving Eye

For the past few seasons Pedro Alvarez has been a huge tease – a solid performer, but a tease nonetheless. He has been a pain to own in head-to-head formats at times, but he’s also likely won your team’s match-ups singlehandedly a few times. Read the rest of this article by logging in or purchasing The Fix's "Front Office" package.
Via The Fantasy Fix
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds and Pirates meet for first time since wild-card game

Reds Live pregame begins at 6:30 p.m., first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m., network: FOX Sports Ohio The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds split their first 16 meetings a season ago. It's the last four that Pittsburgh captured that changed the fortunes for both. The Pirates and Reds will meet for the first time since last year's wild-card game when they open a three...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers earn 9th straight win to sweep Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee's longest winning streak since a nine-game string last April. Lohse (2-1) gave up four hits and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez, Pirates overcome a 4-run deficit to earn win over Cubs

The way Pirates manager Clint Hurdle sees it, Pedro Alvarez never has been better. Look past the .229 batting average, because it doesn't really tell the story. Focus instead on Alvarez's gaudy 1.027 on-base plus slugging percentage. Take note of his patience and pitch selection. Marvel at his power to all fields. “This is the best place he's been in since I've...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates overcome ruling, 4-run deficit to beat Cubs

A year ago, it would have been hailed as a textbook play. Pirates left fielder Starling Marte made a perfect throw. Catcher Tony Sanchez caught it cleanly while on his knees, turned slightly to the left and made the tag before Starlin Castro slid into home plate. Thursday, however, Castro was called safe. And there was nothing the Pirates could do except absorb the blow and move...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez hit go-ahead HR, Pirates hold off Cubs 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
Via FOXSports.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon: Prince of SAGNOF

It may only be for two games, but Dee Gordon draws a nice match-up against the Tigers to start the week. Gordon is already in mid-season SAGNOF form, hitting over .400 with 3 steals entering Sunday's game. Alex Avila can't catch a cold. In 2013 he caught base stealers at a 17% clip. That was well below the 28% league average. Word on the street is that he spent the off-season...
Via Razzball
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Series wrap-up: 2 of 3 from the Cards

It’s not revenge for the NLDS, and it’s not a big deal to be in first place after one week of baseball, but this was a fun weekend. Everything went right for the Pirates on Friday night, but after they sputtered on Saturday it looked like the Cards were set to take the series with a huge pitching matchup advantage on Sunday. Alas, Edinson Volquez looked great, the Pirates scratched...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Little support for Waino as Cards' bats fail to produce in 2-1 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH -- Tony Sanchez hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Sunday. Sanchez's double to deep center field with two outs came off Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright (1-1) and snapped a 1-1 tie. The hit by the rookie reserve catcher scored Pedro Alvarez, who led off the inning with a walk, and was Sanchez...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Trot Times for April 4, 2014

I’ve got the new Captain America to see, so let’s make this quick. Let’s get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins – 21.77* seconds [video] Beware, Miami-area citizens! This ball could be landing in your backyard at any minute now! According to ESPN stats, Stanton’s blast travelled 484 feet, sailing over the Budweiser bar in the left...
Via Wezen Ball
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez, Pirates thump Cardinals, 12-2

The day likely will never come when Pedro Alvarez is referred to as a power/speed threat, but, for one game, he served as a passable facsimile. After hitting two home runs in his first two at-bats, Alvarez used his legs to score a run his third time up. That’s how the Pirates’ game went offensively Friday night: Power early, runners in motion late, and it all led to a 12-2 win...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 5

Maybe Shelby Miller actually is Shelby Ford?   I really have not other explanation for his consistently poor performance against the Bucs. Pedro Alvarez responded to my criticism yesterday in a big way as well. Yes.  I’m taking full credit for his offensive outburst.  Don’t agree?  Prove me wrong. Can’t.  Be.  Done. *******. What a…
Via This Is Getting Old
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 4: Pirates 12 Cardinals 2

There was a brief moment in time when the outcome of this game was in question. Gerrit Cole cruised through the Cardinals’ lineup the first time he faced them on the strength of his fastball, but it took a while for his other pitches to click. He ran into some trouble in the fourth inning, then gave up a two-run homer to Matt Carpenter in the fifth to make it at 3-2 game. It suddenly...
Via WHYGAVS?
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez powers Pirates by Cardinals 12-2

Pedro Alvarez homered twice and scored three runs as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 12-2 on Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez powers Pirates by Cardinals 12-2

PITTSBURGH -- Pedro Alvarez homered twice and scored three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 on Friday night. Alvarez hit long solo shots in the second and fourth off Shelby Miller (0-1) and broke open a close game with a rare stolen base he converted into a run that broke open a close game. Travis Ishikawa added his first major league home run in nearly...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Through the looking glass: Opening Day

From 1994 through 2007, I attended almost every home opener in Pittsburgh at PNC Park and Three Rivers Stadium. Home openers are a weird thing when you don’t have much hope for the upcoming season; you’re excited that baseball is back, but it’s hard to be truly optimistic about what’s in front of you, as a fan. My memories of all of those home openers have very little to...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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