Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lineup, Notes

Today's matchup features RHP Kevin Correia (1-3, 3.47 ERA) vs. Miami's RHP Josh Johnson (0-3, 5.87). KC went 10-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 14 starts on the road last season, and is 1-1 with a 2.20 ERA in three road starts this year. JJ is 2-0/1.64 lifetime against the Pirates. The game starts at 7:10 and will be shown on Root Sports.

The lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Garrett Jones 1B, Clint Barmes SS, Alex Presley LF, Mike McKenry C, Kevon Correia P.

For some reason, everytime Rod Barajas starts to hit  the ball, Clint Hurdle sits him down. Alex Presley and Garrett Jones are in against the righty Johnson. The Bucs go for .500 and a four-game winning streak tonight.
  • Jason Grilli has fanned at least one batter in all 15 of his appearances.
  • Jared Hughes has a scoreless streak of seven innings going into tonight. He also leads all MLB rookies with a 1.45 ERA.
  • Carson Cistullo of Fangraphs rated the broadcasters, and picked the Pirate/Root Sports fivesome as 24th best.  A reader commented that "I can’t imagine how difficult it must be calling crappy baseball year in and year out; it’s tough enough to watch.”

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