The lineup: Xavier Paul LF, Garrett Jones RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Neil Walker 2B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Brandon Wood SS, Mike McKenry C, Charlie Morton P.
Wonder whassup with Wood at SS?
- Leave it to good ol' Elias Sports Bureau to let no stat go unturned. They let us know that Kevin Correia became the first Pirate pitcher to record ten road wins before the end of July since Burleigh Grimes in 1929. He's also the first MLB pitcher to win 10 away from home during the first 103 games played since 2002 when Curt Shilling did it, according to Roger Schlueter of MLB.com.
- Ross Ohlendorf is on the fast track to recovery; he's at Indy now, and will start tonight.
- USA Today has a big sports lede written by Bob Nightengale on the feel-good Buccos. It quotes Ozzie Guillen as saying "You have to root for them...I hope they go all of the way and win the whole thing. It's the American dream, isn't it, seeing the underdog win?"
- Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports! discovered that Pittsburgh actually has baseball fans in his piece.