Saturday, June 18, 2011


Paul Maholm goes against Carlos Carrasco; both have long scoreless streaks, so it'll either be a 1-0 game or 11-10.  Maholm has not allowed a run in his past 13 innings, and Carrasco has a shut-out line of 15-1/3 innings. Gametime is 7:05 PM and it will be aired on Root Sports.

The lineup: Jose Tabata LF, Xavier Paul RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones DH, Neil Walker 2B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Josh Harrison 3B, Mike McKenry C, Ronny Cedeno SS, Paul Maholm P. 

Generic righty lineup with a DH added in. Jones moved to cleanup and Overbay was dropped to sixth.

  • With yesterday's loss, the Pirates have now dropped 11 straight interleague road games, dating back to June 2009. Hey, just another jinx to break, right?
  • Clint Hurdle told the news gang that Pedro is still limited in his activity in Florida and not participating in any baseball drills. Looks like a lotta Brandon Wood/Josh Harrison in July.
  • Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects says that the Pirates have agreed to terms with 21st round pick CF Alex Fuselier of Louisiana - Lafayette. 
  • Rob Beirtempfel of the Tribune Review tweets that the Bucs signed their #22 pick, LHP Mike Jefferson of Louisiana Tech.
  • MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Bucs released Indy reliever Blaine Boyer, who was picked up as a free agent after the Mets deep-sixed him earlier this year.

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