The red-hot Pedro Alvarez posted his second consecutive multi-homer game, and Delwyn Young racked up five RBIs as the Pirates’ offense had its way with Randy Wolf and the Brewers tonight.
All of the Pirates’ first six batters (Jose Tabata, Young, Neil Walker, Garrett Jones, Alvarez and Lastings Milledge) had multi-hit games, as did eighth hitter Ronny Cedeno. The Pirates’ offense seems to really be coming together – there seem to be far fewer weak spots than there were a month ago, and I’m really enjoying watching these guys hit.
The pitching has been another matter, but Zach Duke got through six uneventful innings tonight.
Tonight was the fourth time in the last five games that the Pirates have scored nine runs or more.