Today's Lineup - Josh Harrison RF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Starling Marte LF, Jung-Ho Kang 3B, Pedro 1B, Fran Cervelli C, Jordy Mercer SS, Locke P.
|El Coffee gets a seat tonight (photo: USA Today Sports)|
- Tony Sanchez is in the Pirate clubhouse on an "optional assignment," a 24-hour precautionary call up that's most often used when a club is uncertain whether a player on the active roster will have to go on the DL. Fran Cervelli took a foul to the mask yesterday, but after a day of testing is OK to go (he's in the lineup), so Tony can say "hi" and "bye" in pretty much the same breath.
- Josh Harrison is on a seven game hitting streak, while Starling Marte has a six game string. On the other side of the street, Gregory Polanco has gone six games without a knock and Cutch is in a 1-for12 funk.
- The Twins are 12-5 this month, the hottest May club in the American League. Pittsburgh is 6-11 over the same span.
- Stolmy Pimentel was outrighted to AAA by the Rangers.
- DYK - Clint Hurdle hit the last homer in Minnesota's old Metropolitan Stadium in 1981 as a member of the Royals?