- Why Jeanmar Gomez tomorrow? By default, it seems. Andy Oliver and Gerrit Cole are doing their thing at Indy (Kyle McPherson is still nursing a sore wing, which is not a good sign as May rolls around) but having control issues, so the Pirate management doesn't want to rush them into a spot start until that issue is in the rear view mirror. We're a little surprised Justin Wilson wasn't considered more seriously. They may have him slotted for the pen permanently,or maybe just don't want to disrupt the pen too much by starting him. It's more likely don't think he's properly stretched out.
- It's not just Pittsburgh: The Brewers have won their last seven straight home games.
- Brandon Moss is still a thing at Oakland. He has a .298/.398/.476 line with four homers and 19 RBI this month. His two-run bomb last night with two outs in the nineteenth capped a 10-8 win over the Angels.
- Here's a vid you won't see every day: Bryan Bullington, now in Japan, drilled a batter who was asking for a timeout.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bucs v Brewers: J-Mac Takes on Marco
James McDonald (2-2, 4.38) takes on Marco Estrada (2-1, 3.86) tonight. McDonald is 1-3 with a 6.98 ERA against Milwaukee with a 8.17 ERA at Miller Park. Estrada is 3-0 with a 1.43 ERA against Pittsburgh. The game starts at 8:10 and will be aired by Root Sports and The Fan 93.7.