Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This 'N' That

-- Todays game will match Jeff Karstens and Mat Latos at 10:05 PM. 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, Chris Snyder C, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Jeff Karstens P.

Hmmmm...wonder what Cedeno has got on Clint Hurdle?

-- Dejan Kovacevic tweeted that "LF Jose Tabata just told me hammy doing 'so-so.' Still not running." Guess maybe it was a little more than a tweak.

-- Brandon Wood took infield at second today. Throughout his professional career, he's played almost exclusively on the left side, with a sprinkling of games at first and not one inning at second base.

Wood should be the Pirates' back-up second baseman, but on the depth chart, Walker's reserve is Ronny Cedeno. Seems like a good time to acclimate Wood to the position, hey?

-- Indy split a DH today. Alex Presley went 4-for-6 with a homer, walk, 3 RBI and two runs scored. His BA is .354.

-- RHP Chris Leroux was demoted to Altoona from Indy today. He was 2-1 out of the bullpen for the Tribe, but with a 6.92 ERA and a WHIP of 2.000. Leroux walked ten batters in 13 innings while whiffing a dozen.

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