The game starts at 7:05 and will be aired on Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
Pirate lineup: Starling Marte LF, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Russ Martin C, Garrett Jones 1B, Alex Presley RF, Clint Barmes SS and Gerrit Cole P.
Rockies lineup: Dexter Fowler CF, DJ LeMahieu 2B, Corey Dickerson LF, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Todd Helton 1B, Wilin Rosario C, Charlie Blackmon RF, Nolan Arenado 3B and Jhoulys Chacin P.
Carlos Gonzalez has missed time lately due to a nagging middle finger sprain.
- The Pirates have recalled RHP Jared Hughes from the 15-day DL and optioned Vic Black back to Indy.
- The Rockies are coming into town on the same note that the Cards did - swept by Atlanta.
- In his three seasons as the Pirates manager, Clint Hurdle has recorded a 216-216 record.
- Colorado manager Walt Weiss earned his coaching stripes on Clint Hurdle's Rockies staff, starting there in 2002.
- What was the offer for Giancarlo Stanton? According to Josh Baumgard of Page Q Sports (via Marlins Way), Pittsburgh offered Jeff Locke, Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco and Nick Kingham and the Fish thought it was too little.The names haven't been verified anywhere else, so take with the usual dose of salt. Clark Spencer, who covers Miami, tweeted that the Bucs did not make an offer.
- Reese McGuire was named the GCL Player of the Month for July after he hit .369 with nine doubles, 12 RBI & a .424 OBP.