Sunday, July 3, 2011


RHP Kevin Correia (10-6, 3.79) goes up against RHP Jason Marquis (7-2, 3.62) in the final game of the series. The game is at 1:35 PM and will be shown on Root Sports.

The Lineup: Alex Presley LF, Chase d'Arnaud SS, Garrett Jones RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Neil Walker 2B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Brandon Wood 3B , Mike McKenry C, Kevin Correia P.

With the DL overstocked with Bucco starters, this passes as the typical lineup against a righty.

  • Joel Hanrahan recorded his 24th save in 24 chances in the first game yesterday.  If he nails down his next save, he'll have the Pittsburgh benchmark.  Now he's tied with Mike Gonzalez for the Pirates' most consecutive save opportunities converted, which Gonzo established in 2006.
  • Yesterday was the first time the Pirates played a doubleheader in Washington since May 19th, 1899. It was played against the old Senators at Boundary Field, the original National Park as it was also known (it was later the site of Griffith Stadium). They split that one, too.
  • Indy 1B Matt Hague keeps on raking. He went 2-for-4 last night, his seventh straight multi-hit game. Steve Pearce better look over his shoulder while he's rehabbing.
  • In case you think MLB players' rehab stints in the minors aren't big things to the farm hands, read the Altoona Mirror's Cory Giger's write up about Derek Jeter's interaction with the Curve. Pretty cool little tale, and a lot of class shown on Jeter's part while chatting it up with the Altoona guys.
  • Pittsburgh isn't the only town in the Pirate organization that's had its gates knocked down. Bradenton surpassed its total attendance from 2010 last night. This year through 40 home games, 52,584 people have attended Marauder games. Last year through 63 home games, 51,856 people attended.
  • GCL Pirates teen RHP Luis Heredia pitched three hitless innings yesterday, giving up a walk and K'ing three.

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