One guy to watch today is David Wright. He's hitting .339 in his last 15 games against the Pirates, with five hits (one homer) and four RBIs so far in this series. Even worse, he's 11 for 14 (.786) with three doubles and two homers off Kevin Correia.
The lineup: Starling Marte LF, Josh Harrison 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Travis Snider RF, Rod Barajas C, Jordy Mercer SS, Kevein Correia P.
The Kid is down; hopefully he'll be put on ice now that the playoff race has officially ended. And my goodness, a Jordy Mercer sighting!
- Pedro Alvarez had his seventh four+ RBI game of the year in Tuesday's 10-6 victory. That's tied with Texas' Josh Hamilton for the most in MLB.
- One place the Pirates didn't improve: The Buccos have gone 34-46 away from PNC Park this season after posting a 36-45 road record last year. Today's their last road game of the season.
- Starling Marte has swiped 10 bases since being called up on July 26. It’s the fourth straight season a Pirates rookie has stolen at least 10 bags in a season. Chase d’Arnaud pilfered 12 last season, Jose Tabata had 19 steals in 2010 and Andrew McCutchen committed larceny 22 times in 2009.
- Pittsburgh is 13-32 (.288) over their last 45 games.