The lineup: Travis Snider RF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Pedro 3B, Jose Tabata LF, Ike Davis 1B, Jordy Mercer SS, Chris Stewart C and Liriano. Starling Marte is still out with a sore back, and it may be time for them to evaluate how much longer they want to play short-handed. Tony Sanchez is sitting again, and we'd assume that's by manager's decision.
The game starts at 8:10 and will be aired by Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
- Pat Lackey (WHYGAVS) writing for The Outside Corner wonders how soon a team can be written off in the wild-card era, with the Pirates as one of his primo examples.
- Francisco Liriano has gone 11 starts since picking up his last victory on 9/10/13 at Texas. The Pirates have gone 6-5 in those 11 games.
- The Brewer voodoo is back. The Bucs are 1-7 against them after running up a 12-7 record against Milwaukee last season.