-- Jeff Karstens takes on Chris Narveson at 4:10 PM. Root Sports will televise the game.
-- The lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Jose Tabata LF, Neil Walker 2B, Ryan Doumit C, Matt Diaz RF, Lyle Overbay 1B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Jeff Karstens P.
We're glad to see Dewey in the lineup. If the elephant-memoried Brewers act up against Karstens, old-school Doumit is the perfect man to have behind the dish. And he's batting clean up, yet - not many four hitters are platoon guys.
He's been working out OK in his split-time role; the break between starts seems to be keeping him fresh. If Dewey keeps on keepin' on, we're wondering if the Pirates, who are certain not to exercise their option on him (2 years, $15.5M), will try to work out a new deal for Doumit to stay in town past 2011.
-- Ohlie's back after a short setback in his rehab; he threw 25 pitches on flat ground yesterday.
-- Justin Wilson is quietly working on becoming the top starting prospect at Indy. He's 3-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 42 innings of work. The lefty's only red flag is his 30/19 K-to-W ratio. But even with that touch of wildness, he has a solid 1.190 WHIP. He's projected as a middle of the rotation guy when he reaches the bigs.
-- 19 year-old Jameson Taillon pitched last night, going four frames and allowing one run on four hits with a walk and three Ks. He has 1.80 ERA in four starts for West Virginia, with 14 whiffs in 15 innings of work.