Hey, the Bucs are finally back in action. After a three day trip to Minute Maid Park, generally a quite inhospitable field for the club, it's back home to face the Reds and Cards. The month closes out with a four-game trip to Atlanta and a three spot at Philly, so the remainder of July should go a long way in determining if the Pirates are contenders or pretenders.
RHP Jeff Karstens (7-4, 2.55) will take the hill against RHP Brett Myers (3-9, 4.88). The game is at 8:05 PM and will be aired on Root Sports.
No Ronny Cedeno yet, and Jose Tabata is rehabbing at Bradenton. It was thought they'd be ready by this weekend; looks a bit touch and go for Houston.