Thursday, September 1, 2011


RHP Brad Lincoln (1-0, 3.42) faces LHP Dana Eveland (0-0, 0.00). Yep, that Dana Eveland, the one the Bucs traded Ron Uviedo for not so long ago before releasing him. The game is a make-up and will start at 4:05 PM. It will be aired on Root Sports.

Lineup: Jose  Tabata RF, Alex Presley LF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Ryan Doumit C, Neil Walker 2B, Josh Harrison 3B, Brandon Wood 1B, Chase d'Arnaud SS, Brad Lincoln P.

Wood returns to the land of the living while Ronny Cedeno takes a seat again. Looks like his inconsistency, physical and mental, are wearing out the ol' skipper's patience.

  • The beat gang expects C Jason Jaramillo and LHP Brian Burres to be the first pair of call-ups.
  • Among the names mentioned for September call-up is CF Gorkys Hernandez, who is on the 40-man roster. Pittsburgh may not have many power corners, but they sure have the market on fleet top-of-the-order outfielders.
  • The Pirates finished August with an 8-22 record, eerily similar to 2010
  • It was forty years ago today that the Pirates fielded the first all-black starting nine in MLB history, and Bob Cohn of the Tribune Review writes has a story of that day. Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times also has a piece on the day.
  • Jimmy Dunn of Tri-State Sports & News has an article covering OF'er Frank Thomas, Oakland-born Bucco slugger of the fifties who played his youth ball on the Schenley Oval fields.

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