Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his National League-leading 33rd home run of the year last night. It required an obscene amount of running. Alvarez was able to circle the bases for a rare inside-the-park dinger after his shot to deep right-center bounded off the top of the wall and back toward the infield. His teammates Russell Martin and Garrett Jones then hit traditional over-the-fence home runs in succession to show Alvarez all the aerobic exercise was quite unnecessary.
Emotions running high in Kauffman Stadium.
Joe Buck’s face turn has been enjoyable.
Stats vs. old school baseball guys … truly as good as it gets for online sports debate.