Friday, May 10, 2013

Wandy v Shaun Marcum

Wandy Rodriguez (2-2, 4.02) faces Shaun Marcum (0-2, 7.20) tonight. Wandy's in the midst of a rough patch, but has gone 5-2 with a 2.88 ERA in nine career starts against the Mets. Marcum has had a quite forgettable debut in NY, but with the Brewers, he was 1-1 with a 0.75 ERA in two starts last year against the Pirates, so... The game begins at 7:10 and will be aired by Root Sports and The Fan 93.7.

Pirate lineup: Starling Marte LF,  Jordy Mercer 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Jose Tabata RF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Mike McKenry C, John McDonald SS and Wandy Rodriguez P.

Hmmm. Looks like getaway day. 

Met lineup: Ruben Tejeda SS, Daniel Murphy 2B, David Wright 3B, John Buck C, Justin Turner 1B, Marlon Byrd RF, Andrew Brown LF, Juan Lagares CF and Shaun Marcum P.

  • The Pirates restarted the clock for RHP Charlie Morton so he has a fresh 30 days of rehab before he has to be added to the roster.
  • Carson Cistuli of Fangraphs looked at park-adjusted home run rates, and the Bucs are fifth in the MLB (well, tied with a small posse of other teams) in home run rate at 3.1%.
  • OF Gregory Polanco made Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet, which  wrote that "Polanco is...proving his 2012 breakout season was no fluke."
  • Kiley McDaniel of Scouting Baseball ran his first mock draft. He has the Bucs on HS catcher Reese McGuire and Stanford OF Austin Wilson over Arkansas RHP Ryne Stanek ,assuming a couple of other guys they like, OFs Austin Meadows and Hunter Renfroe, dare taken before Pittsburgh selects.


Anonymous said...

That is not the lineup. The lineup is even more strange although it doesn't contain Inge which is a plus:


Ron Ieraci said...

Thanks - I posted yesterday's lineup except for Wandy. Now it's fixed up (in a figurative sense).