|Sep. 29 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET22:54 ET2:54 GMT10:54 CST7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST10:24 PM VEN6:54 UAE (+1)9:54 PM CT-Alvarez was hit by a pitch and popped out in Sunday's 4-2 win at Cincinnati, finishing the season tied for the NL lead with a career-high 36 homers.
Analysis: Alavrez also knocked in a career-high 100 runs. The last Pirate to lead the league in homers was Willie Stargell in 1973 with 44.
|Sep. 29 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 CST10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-Alvarez smashed his 36th home run to help Pittsburgh top Cincinnati 8-3 on Saturday. He went 2 for 4 on the day.
Analysis: Alvarez enters the final game of the regular season in a tie with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for the NL lead in homers.
|Sep. 28 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 CST2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Alvarez hit a two-run homer high off the batter's eye on Friday night, leading Pittsburgh over Cincinnati.
Analysis: It was his 35th of the year to bring him within one of the NL lead.
|Sep. 20 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 CST12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-Alvarez hit his NL-leading 34th homer Thursday.
Analysis: Alvarez has only homered twice since Aug. 27 and his average has dipped to .227. He went hitless in five games between this bomb and his last on Sept. 13.
|Aug. 28 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 CST12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Alvarez recorded his third career four-hit game, including his NL-leading 32nd homer in Pittsburgh's 7-6 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Analysis: Alvarez is slugging .815 over his last seven games with four doubles, two homers and a triple.
|Aug. 20 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 CST2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Alvarez surpassed last season's total and seized the NL lead with his 31st home run in Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory over San Diego on Monday.
Analysis: Alvarez trails only Chris Davis (45) and Miguel Cabrera (40) in homers. He's driven in eight runs in eight games with four home runs.
|Aug. 18 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 CST12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-Alvarez hit his 30th homer in a 15-5 loss to Arizona on Saturday.
Analysis: Alvarez, tied with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for the NL lead, became just the fifth player in Pirates' history to have consecutive 30-home run seasons, joining Ralph Kiner (1947-52), Willie Stargell (1970-73), Brian Giles (1999-2002) and Jason Bay (2005-06).
|July 30 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 CST10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Alvarez extended his hitting streak to eight games with his 27th homer in Pittsburgh's 9-2 win over St. Louis on Monday.
Analysis: Alvarez has three homers during his current streak but is four games shy of his season-long streak.
|July 25 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 CST10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Alvarez went deep for the second time in as many days in Wednesday's 4-2 win at Washington.
Analysis: Alvarez is already four homers away from matching his career high (30) set last year.
|July 24 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 CST10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored Tuesday in a 5-1 win at Washington.
Analysis: Alvarez had gone 1 for 21 in his previous five games before breaking through. He remains of the streakiest hitters in the game.
|July 11 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 CST2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Alvarez has replaced Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies for the NL team in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
Analysis: Alvarez has hit 23 homers this season.
|July 10 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 CST12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Alvarez homered to account for the only Pirate run in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Oakland.
Analysis: Alvarez is hitting .368 with eight homers and 15 RBIs over his last 17 games.
|June 27 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 CST2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Alvarez extended his hitting streak to 10 games in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Seattle.
Analysis: He's batting .390 with four doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs over that span.
|June 24 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 CST1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and the Pirates added four more in the 10th to beat the Angels 10-9 and complete their first interleague sweep on the road.
Analysis: He is hitting .272 with 19 homers and 50 RBIs over his last 55 games, after batting .089 with one RBI in his first 13 games.
|June 23 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 CST9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Alvarez stayed hot, going 2 for 4 with a homer and double in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Analysis: Alvarez has homered in three straight games, going 7 for 11 at the plate over that span.
|June 22 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 CST12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 3 with a homer in Friday's 5-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Alvarez is 9 for 24 with three homers and 11 RBIs while hitting safely in six straight.
|June 21 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET15:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 CST12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE2:11 PM CT-Alvarez drove in all of Pittsburgh's runs with a solo homer, bases-loaded double and a single on Thursday for a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their high-profile NL Central series.
Analysis: The five RBIs were a season high for a Pirate and one shy of Alvarez's career high. The third baseman has been Pittsburgh's top run producer in June, leading the team with 48 RBIs overall. It's quite a change. Alvarez .180 in April and .225 in May before finding his form. He has six homers in June, second-most in the NL.
|June 17 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET15:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 CST12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE2:28 PM CT-Alvarez snapped a 2-all tie when he connected off Zack Greinke (3-2) for a three-run homer in the fifth inning of Sunday's 6-3 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Alvarez leads the Pirates with 15 homers.
|June 12 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 CST9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Alvarez went 3 for 3, including a homer and three RBIs, in an 8-2 win over San Francisco on Tuesday.
Analysis: Alvarez has four homers and eight RBIs while hitting .321 over his last eight games.
|June 9 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET0:24 GMT8:24 CST5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST7:54 PM VEN4:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-Alvrez was 2 for 4 in Pittsburgh's 6-2 win over Chicago on Saturday, homering and driving in three runs.
Analysis: Alvarez has three homers in his last six games.
|May 26 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 CST11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Alvarez was 2 for 3 with his ninth and 10th homers of the season in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win at Milwaukee on Saturday.
Analysis: Alvarez has five hits in his last six games, four of which were home runs.
|May 18 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 CST2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 5-4 walkoff win over Houston.
Analysis: While Alvarez should continue to be a useful source of power, his .197 average makes him a less-than-ideal fantasy option.
|May 13 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET14:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 CST11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Alvarez hit an RBI single against New York's overworked bullpen, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Mets 3-2 Sunday for a series win.
Analysis: Alvarez has two hits in three straight games and his double in the second inning was his first extra-base hit this season that wasn't a home run.
|May 10 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 CST2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Alvarez was 2 for 3 with his sixth home run in Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss to the Mets on Thursday.
Analysis: Six of Alvarez's 20 hits have been home runs while the rest were singles.
|Apr. 25 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 CST1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Alvarez went 2 for 4 and homered for the second straight game in a 5-3 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Alvarez has batted 7 for 19 (.368) with four homers and six RBIs over his last six games.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Sean Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
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