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Pedro Alvarez Heating Up

I was of course aware that Pedro Alvarez had started to hit better, but someone at OnlyBucs posted his monthly splits, and - wow:

June: .152/.216/.196

July: .308/.345/.558

It's too early to gloat here, but as I've said before, this wouldn't be the first time Alvarez just needed a few weeks to adjust. He drew three walks last night, and has now gotten on base in every game except one going all the way back to June 27. He still flails at pitches outside the zone a fair amount, but he's been more patient than he was when he arrived, he is less obviously vulnerable to pitches down and away, and he's hitting with a lot more authority.