-- James McDonald and Yovani Gallardo take the hill tinight. The game begins at 8:10 PM and will be shown on Root Sports.
-- The lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Jose Tabata LF, Garrett Jones RF, Neil Walker 2B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Chris Snyder C, Ronny Cedeno SS, James McDonald P.
McCutch is back in good graces and The Pittsburgh Kid is back from the flu. Welcome back, guys. When the two of them are out, the lineup is a real challenge for Clint Hurdle to piece together.
-- Evan Meek will report to Indy for his rehab assignment tomorrow; let's hope the ol' Meek returns - the pen could sure use another arm about now.
-- Indy CF Gorkys Hernandez has missed the past four games with a sore hammy.
-- Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com says of the upcoming draft: "It appears that the Pirates are primarily looking at three potential candidates...UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole and Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon have long been thought to be the most likely choices for Pittsburgh. And now University of Virginia lefty Danny Hultzen, who's been dominant all spring, is coming up in conversation."
-- Baseball America's mock draft has the Pirates selecting Cole; Rendon and Hultzen go 2-3.