Last night at PNC Park, Pedro Alvarez was a one man wrecking crew against the defending World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals. Again.
Tuesday night Pedro was 4-for-5 with two bombs in a 9-0 romp. In a 5-0 win last night, El Toro crushed a three-run bomb off rookie Joe Kelly and went 2-for-4 night. Here is a GIF we did of Pedro’s 26th bomb–watch this about fifty times today as the Bucs enjoy an off day before heading to the House of Horrors for a three-game set with Milwaukee this holiday weekend.
Wandy Rodriguez had been saving his best stuff for the night when the Bucs needed it most. The Pirates southpaw fired a gem while avoiding his two biggest threats at the top of the Red Birds lineup in John Jay and Carlos Beltran.
The Bucs are one game behind the Cardinals. The Pirates won the season series 8-7 which gives them a key tiebreaker should the teams end up tied for the Wild Card berth. Petey hit .389 against the Cardinals with seven Pedro Bombs good for 20 RBI.
Alvarez certainly left the Cardinals with scars that just might be enough to earn their respect should the teams see each other again one more time this year. If St. Louis misses the post season, one person the team can blame is Pedro Alvarez.
The Pedro tour rolls on….jump on board now.