The lineup: Alex Presley LF, Chase d'Arnaud SS, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Matt Diaz RF, Lyle Overbay 1B, Brandon Wood 3B, Mike McKenry C, Charlie Morton P.
- Jerry Crasnick of ESPN tweets that the Bucs are looking at A's first baseman Conor Jackson, who has a line of .243/2/23. We know that the trade options for a stick are limited right now, but geez...the grass isn't always greener.
- However, Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune Review reported that the Bucs have also scouted Hunter Pence. Now that deal would make a splash, although his lack of power would seem to make him way overpriced for what the Pirates want; a corner player that can hit some homers. They already have decent three-hole hitters. What they need is a clean-up guy.
- Chris Leroux earned his first career win yesterday and Chris Resop his first career save at Houston. The last time the Bucs hit that exacta was on August 6th, 1999 when Jimmy Anderson got his first win and Jose Silva notched his first save in a 5-1 win against the Cards at TRS.
- After a weekend break due to some quad soreness, Jose Tabata could be back in the Bradenton lineup tomorrow as he continues his rehab.