|Frankie 2013 Topps Gold series|
Today's Lineup - Gregory Polanco RF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Starling Marte LF, Jung Ho Kang 3B, Pedro 1B, Fran Cervelli C, Jordy SS, Liriano P.
Same as yesterday; let's hope for better results.
- Turning a corner? Gregory Polanco has hit safely in 10-of-13 games and has a .393 OBP for July.
- Jordy has seven intentional walks, not surprising as the eight hole hitter. What is a bit surprising is that Pedro is tied with him for the team lead.
- Since June 23rd, the Pirates and Brewers have the same record: 14-6.
- Tonight is Negro League night; the Pirates will dress in Pittsburgh Crawfords unis while the Brew Crew will don the jerseys of the Milwaukee Bears.
- The Pirates lead the league in hit batsmen with 53 plunkings (JHK has been bopped 11 times) and are second in batters hit with 40.
- The Daily Dish has a fan post suggesting 16 deadline trades that mostly make some sense, including a small one for the Bucs.