The lineup:Jose Tabata RF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Pedro 3B, Starling Marte LF, Ike Davis 1B, Tony Sanchez C, Jordy Mercer SS and Liriano.
The game starts at 7:05 and will be aired by Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
- The Pirates and St. Louis have split six games so far, and when this series is over, they won't meet again until July 7th.
- The Bucs sent Phil Irwin back to Indy yesterday with the bullpen crunch now resolved. Today, the Pirates called up 3B Brent Morel, who was hitting .215 with a homer at Indy. Morel was a bench guy for the White Sox from 2010-13, hitting .239 w/13 HR in 669 PA. Morel bats RH'ed; the three scheduled Card pitchers this series throw RH'ed.
- Dave Cameron of Fangraphs tries to determine what Gregory Polanco is worth.
- 3B Wyatt Mathieson gets some love in Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet column.
- 1B Matt Curry, who had hamate surgery last year, has returned from the DL and has been assigned to Altoona.
- The Yankees announced that they're retiring Joe Torre's number six; the only single digit number left that's not retired is #2. And since that's on the back of Derek Jeter...
- Ex-Bucs: The Dodgers have released LHP Daniel Moskos.