|Frankie goes for the series-clincher this afternoon (photo Gregory Bull/AP)|
Today's Lineup - Josh Harrison LF, Neil Walker 2B, Cutch CF, Jung-Ho Kang 3B, Pedro 1B, Fran Cervelli C, Travis Snider RF, Jordy Mercer SS, Frankie P
Giving Gregory an off day, along with Starling still being down with a bad tummy. Pedro gets the nod over A-Ram, maybe as a sop to a day-after-night game; Fran got a couple of innings off last night, so he's back in the saddle.
- JHK has a five-game hitting streak (7-for-22, .318) and has gone long twice in his last four games. He has a team-high 11 home runs since the All-Star break.
- Can't Spell Clutch w/o Cutch: Andrew is hitting a NL-high .380 with RISP.
- Fran is 5-for-11 with three walks in his last three games.
- Antonio Bastardo has punched out 13 batters in his last seven outings, covering 7-2/3 innings.