Saturday, May 21, 2011

Notes on a Sunny Afternoon

-- Kevin Correia and Max Scherzer face off at 7:05 PM. The game is blacked out locally. It will be shown on MLB TV.

-- The lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Jose Tabata LF, Garrett Jones RF, Neil Walker 2B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Ryan Doumit C, Brandon Wood 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Kevin Correia P.

--Pedro Ciriaco, as reported by the beat gang, has been called up from Indy. It's expected by that Pedro Alvarez will go on the DL, but as of 3:30, there's been no official word on who PC's replacing.

-- Should be a good crowd - nice night, Jimmy Leyland's in town, Neil Walker bobblehead give-away, ...

-- The Bucs have won three in row going into tonight. Coincidentally, it also marks their first three game streak of scoring five runs or more in a game.

-- Ohlie is still throwing long toss from flat ground; it'll be awhile before he's ready to return from the DL.

-- Three former Pirate managers, Jim Leyland (1986-96), Gene Lamont (1997-2000) and Lloyd McClendon (2001-05), form the core of Detroit's on-field braintrust.

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