Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Tonight's pitchers are Jeff Karstens and Bud Norris. The game starts at 8:05 PM, and will aired by Root Sports.

The lineup is: Jose Tabata LF, Ronny Cedeno SS, Andrew Mccutchen CF, Neil Walker 2B, Garrett Jones RF, Lyle Overbay 1B, Mike McKenry C, Brandon Wood 3B, Jeff Karstens P.

Little bit of a different look. Cedeno moves to the two hole, and Wood drops to the eight spot. McKenry is still looking for his first MLB knock.

  • The Pirates have drawn 669,637 fans for the first 32 home games, an increase of just a tad more than 100,000 from the same time last season, when they moved 568,096 tickets. The Bucs are creating a bit of buzz. Last night, the pregame walkup was 5,000 ticket-buyers, which is pretty good for a Monday night, and represented a third of the crowd in attendance.
  • Steve Pearce isn't expected back until the start of July at the earliest.
  • Jose Ascanio has passed through waivers unclaimed and was outrighted to AAA Indy where he can work on recovering his arm strength and command after two seasons of relative inactivity.
  • Tim Williams of Pirate Prospects says the Bucs are hot on the trail of 16 year old OF'er Harold Ramirez from Colombia, who may be in line for a $1M bonus.

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