Today's Lineup - Gregory Polanco RF, Josh Harrison 3B, Cutch CF, Neil Walker 2B, Starling Marte LF, Pedro 1B, Fran Cervelli C, Jordy Mercer SS, Burnett P.
Little fliperoo at the top; El Coffee goes to leadoff with Josh behind him, putting a little more speed and disruption at the top and setting up Harrison with a few more run producing opps.
|Gregory Polanco moves to leadoff (Mike LoMoglio/Sports Illustrated)|
- Busch Stadium was a nightmare yard for the Bucs last year, where the Cards won 8-of-10 against Pittsburgh. The Redbirds have been playing well of late; they've won 6-of-8. The Pirates have gone 4-2 on their 10-day, nine-game road trip and are 6-6 away from home so far this season.
- Starling Marte shares the NL lead in home runs among outfielders with San Diego’s Justin Upton; both have six.
- The Pirates have won eight straight games when allowing three or less runs.
- 2B Dilson Herrera, a hot prospect sent to the Mets as part of the Marlon Byrd deal, was called up today by NY.
- The Reds lost starter Homer Bailey for the remainder of the year, announcing that he's getting Tommy John surgery. He's in the second season of a six-year, $105M contract.