Latos is making his second start as a Dodger after arriving from Miami. Don't let his numbers fool you. Since missing time with a gimpy knee, Latos has a 2.79 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP while holding opposing batters to a .196 BA in his past eight starts since returning in June. He's 5-1 with a 3.13 ERA over his career against the Pirates and unbeaten (3-0/2.87) in six starts at PNC Park.The game starts at 4:05 and will be on Fox 1, Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.
- The Pirates are a season-high 19 games over .500 going into today's game.
- After a dismal start in extra inning games, the Bucs have won their last five and are 7-7 after bonus baseball this season.
- Trivial but cool factoid: Pittsburgh is 13-3 when playing in front of PNC sellout crowds this year.
- David Golebiewski of Just A Bit Outside has a quick hit with some nice graphics on JHK's performance as a Bucco.