Tuesday, August 23, 2011


RHP Marco Estrada (3-8, 4.28) goes against RHP Ross Ohlendorf (0-0, 7.27). For Ohlie, it will be his first start since April 8th. He went on the DL the next day with a strained shoulder. He's not on a reduced pitch count tonight, having made a handful of starts in rehab and getting near the 100 pitch mark.

Lineup: Jose Tabata LF, Xavier Paul RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Ryan Doumit C, Neil Walker 2B, Garrett Jones 1B, Josh Harrison 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Ross Ohlendorf P.

Ryan Ludwick gets a night off, as does Brandon Wood.

  • LHP Joe Beimel was DFA'ed by the Bucs today to clear roster space for Ohlie. Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that both the Phillies and Yankees could have interest in him.
  • Pedro Ciriaco and Aaron Thompson were spotted in the Buc dugout by the beat gang. The guess would be that Steve Pearce is going on the DL and Thompson will get the start tomorrow.
  • The Bucs aren't off until September 8th. Indy's schedule ends September 5th, so the bullpen will have to suck it up a couple of more weeks. There are only two pitchers toiling for the Tribe on the 40-man roster, LHPs Danny Moskos and Jeff Locke. There's an even chance RHP Evan Meek will be back from the DL before any minor league reinforcements arrive.
  • Prince Fielder didn't have a hit in either end of yesterday's DH'er. That's the first time he's gone back-to-back games without a hit since July 21st, a month ago.

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