Pedro Alvarez Homerun Contest
The 2014 Pedro Alvarez home run tracker has been busy so far. El Toro now has six home runs, more than he had for the entire month of April, 2013. The quick start has him on pace to eclipse last season’s 36 homers, which left him tied for the National League lead in bombs. (Pitchers are starting to get nervous)
If you’re new to the Pedro Alvarez home run tracker, we gather GIFs, videos and make photoshops to celebrate each and every PedroBomb.
Pedro Alvarez is tied for the Major League lead in home runs.
Alvarez is now tied with Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista for the lead in Major League Baseball in home runs with six.
He’s crushed each of them a long, long way this season. Three to left, two to center, one to right field. [Image H/T HitTracker}
Pedro Alvarez hit his fifth home run of the season against the Chicago Cubs.
18April. Number six: Watching Alvarez go to the opposite field with power is exciting for Pirates fans; dreadful for opposing pitchers. Rule 5 lefty Wei-Chung Wang found out the hard way when he watched this bomb travel a true distance of 411 feet. The MLB Link is here
Pedro Alvarez hit his third and fourth home runs of 2014.
10April. Number five: El Toro blasted his first home run off a left hander in 2014 when he took Cubs left hander James Russell deep to center field. The MLB Link is here
We absolutely love how Alvarez looks into the Pirates dugout–and everyone goes nuts with the Bull horns after El Toro touches them all.
9April. Number four: El Toro blasts a 94 mph heater from Pedro Strop 429 feet to dead center field. Video Link to MLB
Pedro Alvarez blasts his fourth home run to dead center field at Wrigley Field.
9April. Number three: Alvarez tied the game with this 379 foot blast to left center field off Cubs right hander Jason Hammel. Video Link to MLB
Pedro Alvarez crushes his third home run of the year off Jason Hammel
4April. Number Two: Pedro Alvarez murdered a Shelby Miller changeup 434 feet. Pedro don’t like the changeup. Don’t like it all and had struggled against it last season. To watch him crush it completely out of PNC Park is awesome. We don’t know what the opposing pitchers are thinking after they see it. Good luck sleeping, fellas.
Just watch this El Toro Bomb entirely leave, I mean completely get launched out of PNC Park. There was absolutely no doubt about this one. Man, we could watch this GIF all night long. There was no doubt about this one, as it traveled an estimated 448 feet.
4April. Number one: El Toro crushed his first home run of the season 417 feet off Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals.
If somehow your drinking problem caused you to miss the 2013 Alvarez Home Run Tracker here is the link for you.
If you look closely at all of those videos from last year, El Toro had just three opposite field homers while piling up 36 bombs to tie for the lead in the National League in 2013.
Alvarez is off to an incredible start. Instead of more cowbell, El Toro just needs more Cubs and Cardinals.
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