Pedro Alvarez got news yesterday that he will finish the season in AA. Trying his best to change the mind of the Pirate brass, Alvarez promptly went 3-for-4 and scored a run. Alvarez was hitting in the three hole last night and he is on a .353 tear in his past ten games with 3doubles, a homer, 7RBI and 5BB. Alvarez has a combined stat line from A and AA as follows: 259 average, 23 doubles, 20HR, 75RBI, an 839 OPS with 47 walks and 102 strikeouts.
Unfortunately, Gorkys Hernandez continued his slump, now 0-for-18 in his past five games.
Phil Dumatrait was hit hard allowing nine hits in four innings and allowed five runs while striking out four Trenton Thunder batters.