Friday, September 2, 2011


 LHP Brian Burres (0-0, 0.00) takes on Chicago's RHP Ryan Dempster (10-10, 4.76). The game starts at 2:20 PM and will be aired by Root Sports.

Lineup: Alex Presley LF, Josh Harrison 3B, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Xavier Paul RF, Ronny Cedeno SS, Mike McKenry C, Brian Burres P.

  • Jose Tabata is still out with a sore wrist.
  • Garrett Jones had yesterday off with a sore back. He may be back in the lineup today. 
  • Derrek Lee is getting close and may be ready to play by the weekend; Ryan Ludwick comes off the DL on Wednesday.
  • Joel Hanrahan passed on an interesting theory to Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune Review. He doesn't trace the Bucs' current woes to the  infamous Jerry Meals 19 inning loss at Atlanta, but rather to the All-Star break "We were in a great spot...When you're on a hot streak, you don't want to stop and take four days off."
  • Brady Smith from the Heinz History Center has quickie bio of the Smiling Irishman, Danny Murtaugh, from yesterday's Post Gazette.

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