Pedro Alvarez News Archive
Alvarez, who hit just his third homer in 110 plate appearances since June 4 on Tuesday, continued his trend of mashing Cardinals' pitching in St. Louis.
Alvarez went 1-for-4 at the plate Tuesday, while slugging his 14th home run of the year in the Pirates' 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.
Alvarez is out of the lineup Friday against the Phillies, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Alvarez batted seventh against a right-handed pitcher Thursday and was pinch-hit for in the sixth inning against a southpaw.
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBI against the Mets on Sunday.
Alvarez had a quiet 3-for-4 on Thursday against the Mets, singling three times without scoring or driving in a run.
Alvarez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a three-run dinger Monday night against the Rays.
Alvarez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Sunday and hasn't driven in a run in his last 51 plate appearances.
Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Cubs.