The lineup: Alex Presley LF, Drew Sutton RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Casey McGehee 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Mike McKenry C, Clint Barmes SS, Eric Bedard P.
- For all the raking Cuctch has been doin' recently, he has only a modest seven game hitting streak.
- Nevertheless, Cutch is #1 in ESPN's Cross-Sport Power Rankings covering every sport going on now.
- Pedro Alvarez hit his 18th home run of the season last night, the most in a single-season by a Bucco third baseman since Aramis Ramirez hit a club-record 34 in 2001.
- The Pirates have dropped 3-of-4 since their post-All Star roadtrip.
- Since June 1, Indy OF Starling Marte leads the International League with 56 hits and is tied for first with 39 RBI.
- The Bucs' top farm club, the Indianapolis Indians, are the the first team in all of Double-A or Triple-A baseball to reach 60 wins this season.
- If you didn't hear, Joey Votto of the Reds will be out for 3-4 weeks after knee surgery for a torn left meniscus.