|Let's hope Jeff is Locke-Down tonight (photo USA Today)|
The Lineup - Grgeory Polanco RF, Starling Marte LF, Cutch CF, A-Ram 3B, Jung-Ho Kang SS, Neil Walker 2B, Pedro 1B, Fran Cervelli C, Locke P.
Big series, big boy lineup.
- Fran Cervelli is catching the Cole Train tomorrow.
- Both teams come into the series hot, having won 4-of-5 games (four in a row & 5-of-6 for the Bucs). But St. Louis has some home cookin' in their favor, having won 17 of the last 20 meetings at Busch Stadium (including playoffs), running the table in the first home series.
- Five of the 10 games played between the two clubs ended in walk-offs.
- Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs finds a lot to like about Jung-Ho Kang.
- Josh & Jordy begin rehab at Indy tonight.
- The Morning Fan Show on 93.7 talked with Kyle Stark, Pirate player development boss, and he gave the current lowdown on Tyler Glasnow.
- Three lower-level Pirate farm hands were named players of the month. They are RHP Yeudy Garcia (WV Power - Sally League), OF Logan Hill (Morgantown Black Bears - NY/Penn League) and 1B Carlos Munoz (Bristol Pirates - Appy League). One more POTM you may recognize is 1B Matt "The Hit Man" Hague, playing for Toronto's AAA club, the Buffalo Bisons of the International League.