Today's Lineup - Gregory Polanco RF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Starling Marte LF, Jung-Ho Kang SS, Pedro 1B, Josh Harrison 3B, Fran Cervelli C, Locke P.
Jordy's turn to get a day off; Kang has been pleasantly solid at short so far, and Clint likes his bat enough to slide him ahead of Pedro.
The Cubs have won four in a row, sit in second in the division and and are 2-1/2 games ahead of the Pirates. On its last visit in April, Pittsburgh dropped two of three games at Wrigley Field. After a couple of disappointing losses at Philly, this would be a good spot for a bounce-back series.
|Jordy gets a rest today (photo: USA Today)|
- In 11 games at cleanup, Starling Marte has a slash of .359/.409/.487, so far allowing Clint the luxury of moving Neil Walker around in the lineup.
- More nice news: Josh is 5-for-10 in his last three games, and it'll be nice if his bat is going again.
- Daylight disconnect: Pittsburgh is 6-5 this season in day games, posting a 4-0 record at PNC Park and 2-5 record on the road.
- Not quite ready for prime time yet? Charlie Morton allowed two runs (one earned), 11 hits and whiffed eight in seven frames for Indianapolis last night, tossing 96 pitches.
- Rob Scahill talked to The Fan Morning Show and had some nice things to say about the Bucco organization.