Monday, August 22, 2011


Game One: LHP Chris Narveson (8-6, 4.49) goes against RHP Jeff Karstens (9-6, 3.12). The game starts at 5:05 PM and will be aired on Root Sports.

Game Two: RHP Zack Greinke (12-4, 3.92) takes on RHP Brad Lincoln (0-0, 5.40 ERA). The start time is TBD, and the game will be shown by Root Sports.

Game One Lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Josh Harrison 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Ryan Ludwick LF, Steve Pearce 1B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Brandon Wood 3B, Mike McKenry C, Jeff Karstens P.

It aint' pretty, but we figured there'd be some shake 'n' bake in the lineup, especially against a lefty in the opener.

  • Nothing like going into a doubleheader with a short bullpen. Hanny and Jose Veras both worked their third straight days, which takes them out of today's games. That leaves Chris Resop, D-Mac, Jason Grilli, Anthony Watson and Joe Beimel to carry the load.
  • Ohlie is in Pittsburgh. It's thought that he'll be moved off the DL after the games and start against the Brewers tomorrow night.
  • RHP Chris Leroux is with the team, although no move has been made to add him to the roster. He may just be an insurance policy to make sure the Pirate pitching gets through the twin bill.
  • Evan Meek is starting to face live action again at Bradenton. The pen could use some good news about now.
  • While JT's signing generated a lot of buzz, it appears that talks with McCutch have pretty much hit a wall. Don't fret yet. McCutchen is still under team control for quite awhile; he doesn't become a free agent until the 2016 season.

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