Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday: Ryan Vogelsong v Jordan Lyles, Lineup, Notes

Today: The rain out redo will begin at 12:35 PM and be on Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan. The teams did get a much better day; it's sunny and mild.

Pitchers: Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 4.12) and Jordan Lyles (1-1, 7.64) will wrestle in the rubber match. This will be V-Song's second start of the season, with the first coming back on April 13th. He hasn't thrown more than two innings or 39 pitches in over a month, so getting to the fifth with him would be a major win. Fortunately Wilfredo Boscan is stretched out from his Indy campaign and Jared Hughes can eat a couple of frames if needed. Lyles has started four games; only once has he gotten through the fifth, giving up five earned runs in each of those three outings.

Ryan Vogelsong gets today's start (photo Joe Guzzy/Pirates)

Lineup: John Jaso 1B, Cutch CF, Gregory Polanco RF, Starling Marte LF, David Freese 3B, Fran Cervelli C, Josh harrison 2B, S-Rod SS, Vogelsong P. JHK and Jordy will be in the lineup tomorrow; they were originally scheduled for a two day break and Clint is keeping to that timeline. Both will be availablr off the bench.

  • The Pirates don't have a day off now until June 13th because of the two Rockies postponements. Counting yesterday's brief match, that will be a stretch of 31 straight games. The MLB had to reschedule today's game when the Pirates and Rox couldn't agree on a mutual date per Bill Brink of the Post Gazette.
  • Yesterday's rain delay of 3:37 before postponing the game was the longest delay in PNC Park history by 10 minutes.

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