The lineup: Alex Presley LF, Josh Harrison 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Travis Snider RF, Clint Barmes SS, Rod Barajas C, AJ Burnett P.
A little shakeup at the top of the order; Marte's out and so's The Kid. We're wondering why he's even playing if his back is that bad.
- The Pirates have lost five in a row and 17-of-21 to drop three games under .500.
- AJ is the first Pirates first 15-game winner since Todd Ritchie in 1999.
- Jeff Locke has made eight starts in the bigs without a win. Since 1960, Tommie Sisk is the only Pirate pitcher to have a longer winless streak as a starter looking for his first win at 11 from 1962-65. John Hope (1993-96) and Elmer Dessens (1996-98) also had eight-game dry spells to open their careers.