All Ten Pedro Alvarez Bombs and One Special Pedro Prayer...

Dear Lord,

Yeh, it’s me again.

Just curious if you could somehow please allow us to bear witness to more of Pedro Alvarez’s immense power.   The Pirates haven’t had a hitter with Pedro’s power, well since some of the guys that are up there with you now.

Could you please allow us to never have to witness the mighty struggles you have caused him to bear in recent weeks/months/years?   In exchange granting our request dear Lord, we promise…(repeat after me)
to never look at those girls in the sundresses with lust in our hearts.

to never consume alcohol with reckless abandon again.

to never pray for the demise of Jose Batisuta, Steve Pearce, Brandon Moss–(we could go on all night Lord)

to never curse Kevin Correia or Brad Lincoln more than seven times in one game again.

to never covet thy neighbors power hitters any longer.

to never piss on the ballroom walls in opposing ballparks again.

In your beloved name sweet Jesus,

Amen.

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Holy shit, did you see what Pedro did today?  Two absolute bombs in Cleveland on 92 and 97 mph fastballs pushed his season homer total to ten.  Be sure to go to homerun tracker and check it out

Because the Bucs haven’t had a slugger in such a long time, please forgive us as we go back and take another look at each of El Toro’s bombs he’s hit this season:

8APR: The first homer came off Phillies right hander Vance Worley in the fifth inning of the opening series in Pittsburgh. The towering blast traveled a true distance of 403 feet. The majestic bomb had an apex of 117 feet.

18APR: The second homer came off Daniel Hudson in Arizona. Alvarez hit the ball 380 feet into the Chase Field stands to tie the game at one a piece.

25APR: This bomb tied up the game with the Rockies. Pedro crushed it 393 feet at a speed of 108.7 mph off his bat.

25APR: Pedro’s fourth bomb was of the gong show variety as nearly brought down the right field foul pole at PNC Park when he crushed a seventh inning pitch from Juan Nicasio. The missile never got higher than 58 feet from the ground. Listen to this blast

30APR: Pedro welcomed southpaw Mike Minor into his homerun club when he crushed his fifth of the year 412 feet into the Atlanta sunshine breaking a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning.

1MAY: Adam Wainwright served up this 416 foot monster at Busch Stadium. There is no word on injuries caused by the blast.

3MAY:  Pedro ripped his seventh of the season of Jake Westbrook of the Cardinals.  The standard distance had this two-run, go ahead bomb at 410 feet.  Video. 

27MAY:  Pedro’s 8th homer was served up by right hander Matt Garza in the first inning and gave the Bucs an early 3-0 lead.  The ball reached an apex of 122 feet, the most towering blast of the year for Alvarez.  The video is here.

16JUNE:  Alvarez had just enough distance on this solo homer in the second inning which tied the game for the Pirates.  We especially enjoyed the disgusted faces of the Indians fans in the video after the Pedro bomb lands.

16JUNE:  Pedro vaults the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates fans to their feet in the top of the ninth inning. Sweet music to our ears, listen to the Bucs fans take over the Jake in the video.

 

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