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.