Sunday, August 28, 2011


RHP Jeff Karstens (9-7, 3.09) faces RHP Kyle Lohse (11-8, 3.73). The game starts at 2:15 and will be aired by Root Sports.

Lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Alex Presley LF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Neil Walker 2B, Garrett Jones 1B, Josh Harrison 3b, Ronny Cedeno SS, Mike McKenry C, Jeff Karstens P.

  • Rob Beirtempfel of the Tribune Review leads his notes off with a status report on Andrew McCutchen's contract talks, which he describes as at a "standstill." The comparables are Jay Bruce and Justin Upton, who signed six year deals with $50M+ payoffs.
  • Brad Lincoln has two MLB wins; both were shutouts.
  • Kevin Gorman of the Tribune Review has a piece on the Steel City Wildcats, a travel team of elite high school prospects from the area. It was founded by Neil Walker's dad Tom as a vehicle to get kids with talent seen by a wider circle of coaches.

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