The bullpen was even less impressive. D-Mac gave up three straight singles, one an iffy infield hit. Chris Resop came on and gave up a three run blast to James Loney. The Pirates scored on a misplayed DP ball and Alex Presley's third homer of the year. Pittsburgh K'ed 12 times and was 0-for-8 with RISP. 'Nuff said about that.
J-Mac takes the hill against Ted Lilly and his former teammates tonight. The Buc lineup will be Alex Presley LF, Chase d'Arnaud SS, Andrew McCutchen CF, Derrek Lee 1B, Ryan Ludwick RF, Brandon Wood 3B, Josh Harrison 2B, Mike McKenry C, James McDonald P.
McCutch got the day off yesterday, and Neil Walker will get one today.
- The Bucs are shutting down Jose Tabata for the rest of the season. He'll stay with the team while rehabbing.
- Ex-Buccos C Eric Kratz and OF Brandon Moss were called up from AAA Lehigh Valley to the Phils yesterday.
- Congrats to Jimmy Leyland. His Tigers clinched the AL Central division title last night.