The Stat Line of the Night – 7/21/10 – Pedro Alvarez
Pedro Alvarez was the second overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft. Apparently, he likes that number 2. Alvarez crushed two home runs for the second game in a row as the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-3 Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.
Alvarez may have pushed the Brewers closer to trading some of their big guns as he hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and then jacked a solo bomb off the right-field foul pole in the eighth. He also added a single to make him 3-5 on the night, with 3 runs scored and 3 runs driven in. His 2 jacks give him seven in his past 14 games.
Almost half of Alvarez’s hits have gone for extra bases. The Pirates have had trouble scoring runs all season, and Alvarez has ignited that lineup in a huge way. Alvarez is 14-40 (.350) in his last 9 games, with 5 homers and 11 RBIs over that span. Pedro Alvarez is on fire, and he has The Stat Line of the Night for 7/21/10.