Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Tonight, RHP Randy Wells (2-4, 6.16) goes against RHP Kevin Correia (12-8, 4.24). The game starts at 7:05 and Root Sports will air it.

Lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones RF, Neil Walker 2B, Carlos Lee 1B, Ryan Ludwick LF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Mike McKenry C, Kevin Correia P.

Man, that two hole is gaping, and it's still probably a couple of weeks until Alex Presley gets back.

  • Ross Ohlendorf and Ryan Doumit could both be back with the team before the end of the Pirates' current seven-game homestand.
  • The Pirates, with the addition of Carlos Lee and Ryan Ludwick, have now used 47 different players. The record is 51, set last year. 
  • The Pirates picked a bad time to go cold. The Brewers have won seven in a row while Pittsburgh has gone 1-6.
  • The teams are now putting players on "revocable" waivers to set up a second wave of matchmaking. If a player is placed on revocable waivers and gets claimed, his team can let him go to the team that claims him as a straight salary dump, work out a trade with that team, or simply remove him from the waiver list. It's how a lot of deals get jump started after the deadline has passed.

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