Lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Garrett Jones 1B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Ryan Doumit C, Neil Walker 2B, Ryan Ludwick LF, Brandon Wood 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Paul Maholm P.
Kinda odd to see JT in right; seems like a counter-intuitive move by the ol' skipper to keep Ludwick in left. Wood gets the start at third, and Dewey is keeping Mike McKenry on the bench again.
- Paul Maholm has spent six seasons in Pittsburgh and finally chowed down his first Primanti sandwich today (it was the Black Angus for the curious; GW prefers the salami). We'll see how that affects his stamina tonight.
- Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects has the updated injury list; it's not nearly as brutal as it was a month ago.
- Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that the Bucs indeed shattered the draft bonus record this year. His figures show they spent $17,005,700. Washington had held the old record at $11,927,200, just set last season. But he notes that the Nats did outspend the Bucs if you include big league deals (guaranteed money) by $600K, and still hold the record in that category at nearly $20M, set in 2009.