The lineup: Josh Harrison RF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Pedro 3B, Starling Marte LF, Ike Davis 1B, Jordy Mercer SS, Chris Stewart C and Volquez P. Marte moves up to #5, Josh stays in fight and Ike gets a start.
The game starts at 1:35 and will be aired by Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
- This is the first time since April 6-8th that the Bucs have won back-to-back games.
- The press gang reports that Jeff Locke will pitch on Monday.
- Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote "Ike Davis’s play since his trade from the Mets has not deterred the Pirates organization from trying to acquire a first baseman. The Pirates don’t believe signing Kendrys Morales is the answer..."
- It's thirty games into the season and the Pirates have just three wins from their starting rotation.The bullpen has won nine times.
- Ho-hum. Greogory Polanco was named to Baseball America's All-Prospect Team, April edition.
- Ex-Bucs: Jim Leyland's MLB job is working with the video replay system. Who knew?