Pitchers: Jeff Locke (1-2, 4.73) takes on Adam Wainwright (2-3, 6.68). Jeff has put together a couple of solid starts back-to-back, and that's all the Bucs need from him: a workmanlike performance on a regular basis. He's kinda meh against the Cards, going 0-2/4.32 in three 2015 starts. Wainwright hasn't lived up to his previous glories this season, but after a couple of rough outings, he's settled down with a pair of solid games coming into today. The Bucs beat him 4-1 in April, scoring three times in six innings. While Pittsburgh has had some good days against Waino, he is 6-3 lifetime at Busch against them.
|Jeff looks for another solid outing (photo Doug Pensinger/Getty)|
Lineup: John Jaso 1B, Cutch CF, Gregory Polanco RF, Starling Marte LF, Fran C, Jung Ho Kang 3B, Josh Harrison 2B, Jordy SS, Locke P. JHK, not too surprisingly, is getting consecutive starts, and we can't remember a catcher that gets the call in day-after-night games as much as Fran this year.
Discussion point: Clint says he eventually plans to bat JHK third, where Freeser hit. We kinda like El Coffee hitting three, with JHK fifth and Fran sixth. Any thoughts?