The Lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Alex Presley LF, Nate McLouth CF, Neil Walker 2B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Garrett Jones 1B, Clint Barmes SS, Rod Barajas C, Kevin Correia P.
Cutch still has a touch of the flu, and remains a pretty sick puppy.
- Jose Tabata has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, Neil Walker in seven of his last eight games and Garrett Jones in six of his last seven.
- Kevin Correia is 7-1 with a 4.69 ERA in 15 games against the Reds.
- The Bucs are trying to win back-to-back games tonight for the first time since April 17-18 in Arizona.
- Pedro Alvarez has homered in three of his last four games and hit.424 with four doubles, five home runs and 10 RBI in his last nine games. He now leads all MLB third basemen with a .623 slugging percentage.
- Beginning tonight, the Pirates are scheduled to play 18 of their remaining 25 games this month at PNC Park.