The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 17 runs in their last two games, lead mostly by a scorching hot Pedro Alvarez. How long can Pedro’s hot streak last? Can the Pirates keep this sort of offense clicking for longer than a day or two? Would the team actually be kind of good if they could pull that feat off?
Tonight we get even more questions as they relate to AJ Burnett. Through two starts, Burnett’s been electric, piling up strikeouts and groundballs like his sojourn to New York never even happened. It’s pretty unlikely he’ll be quite that good all year, but what exactly can we expect from him? How will he fare against a Cardinal lineup that’s already seen him this year? I guess we’ll find out tonight.
First pitch tonight is at 8:15.