Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers' Day Lineup

-- James McDonald and JA Happ will do the honors on Mother's Day. The game starts at 1:35 PM and will be broadcast by Root Sports.

-- The lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Jose Tabata LF, Matt Diaz RF, Neil Walker 2B, Steve Pearce 1B, Ryan Doumit C, Brandon Wood 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, James McDonald P.

Steve Pearce, the forgotten man since Brandon Wood's arrival, gets a start at first. Pedro is still hors d' combat.

-- Ryan Doumit has been taking some outfield balls. We doubt that means he's part of the already crowded mix, but it's a logical move - that way, he can be used as a pinch hitter and stay in the game so that Clint Hurdle still has his reserve catcher available for emergency duty.

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