Thursday, May 19, 2011

Buc Notes

-- James McDonald and Johnny Cueto will pitch today's get-away game, starting at 12:35 PM. Cueto started the season on the DL, and in his first two starts since his return has yet to surrender a run. The game will be aired on Root Sports.

-- The lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Xavier Paul LF, Garrett Jones RF, Neil Walker 2B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Ryan Doumit C, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, James McDonald P.

Jose Tabata gets the day off against RHP Cueto.

-- Today's match is the Pirates' last visit to Cincinnati this season. The Reds will come to PNC for three-game sets in July, August, and September.

-- The Pirates have tossed all three of their complete games this year at Cincinnati, two by Charlie Morton and the other by Kevin Correia.

-- Big weekend for Evan Meek. He's supposed to work back-to-back outings tomorrow and Saturday at Indy, according to the beat gang, and if his arm responds well to that, he could be back with Pittsburgh Monday.

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