I don’t normally mention stuff like Pirate players winning Player of the Week awards, but I do think it’s worth noting that Pedro Alvarez just won NL Player of the Week honors. It’s worth noting not because he’s a Pirate, but because he hit .414 in the club’s six games against St. Louis and Houston, but only put up a .400 OBP. That’s what no walks and a sac fly will do for you, I guess.
And still, Pedro did raise his OPS 41 points this past week, so I suppose I’m not exactly complaining. Now let’s all hope he can finish strong on the road.