|JT gets the call (2010 Topps Update series)|
Starling gets a couple of days to ponder, as tomorrow is an off day. Sorta surprising Kang didn't move to third and Josh slide to left, but Clint works in mysterious ways.
- Frankie is attempting to become just the second Bucco hurler to post three straight 10+ K outings. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only Pittsburgh pitcher with three consecutive 10 strikeout games since 1900 is Ollie Perez in 2004.
- Gregory Polanco has a seven-game hitting streak.
- This is the first time this season the Pirates have been four games over .500; their record now sits at 28-24, six games behind the Cards.
- The last Pirate sweep of the Giants in San Francisco was in 2004.
- Jonah Keri of Grantland marks May 20th as the Pirates take-off date.
- Pittsburgh is considered a Top Five baseball city - and so are two of its division opponents, per the Post Gazette.
- Ryan Fagan of TSN selects each team's five biggest draft misfires.