-- Colin Dunlap of the Post-Gazette makes the case, through pitch location boxes, that the real culprit in yesterday's loss wasn't the pitching as much as the umping. Then again, if the ump isn't giving you the low strike call, it's on the pitcher, not the ump, to adjust.
-- Kevin Correia will take on Shaun Marcum to open tomorrow's Brew Crew series while Paul Mahom and Randy Wolf will work the second game. The Bucs are off today; they were the only team in the league to go ten games without a break.
-- The Pirates still won't tip their hand as to who will make Ohlie's start against the Brewers on Thursday, saying they haven't decided if Jeff Karstens, the odds-on favorite, Brad Lincoln or Brian Burres (both in Indy) will get the nod.
The option to skip his spot is also possible with today's day off. That would give Charlie Morton his four days rest for the Thursday game.
-- LHP Joe Beimel's rehab will continue in Indianapolis; he was just moved upstairs from Class A Bradenton, another sign that he's nearly ready to join the MLB roster.
-- Eric Seidman of Fangraphs has a piece on Clint Hurdle and the McCutch switcheroo.
-- Indy is off to an 0-4 start; they've allowed 22 runs to score in that span. But it's not a staff-wide meltdown. Cesar Valdez and Tim Wood have been charged with 10 of the tallies in just 3-1/3 innings of work. OF Alex Presley is off to a flying start, hitting .500.