I have talked at length about the Pirates’ great hope and we seen that great hope on display the last two nights. It isn’t the starting rotation or McCutchen but Pedro Alvarez. Pedro is the one player who can put this team on his back and carry it through September. This has been the case all season. Pedro Alvarez has been the Pirates one great hope he is the shining light that can lead this team to the promise land. It has been a frustrating season for sure but Pedro has actually been fairly productive this season and has given us a glimpse of his future potential.
If this team is going to make a serious run at the playoffs in September it will be on his back. Like it or not as I have been saying these past 5 months Pedro Alvarez is our one great hope.