Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday: Gerrit Cole v Patrick Corbin, Lineup (Josh Still Out), Notes

Today: The finale is a 12:35 getaway day matinee. It will be carried by Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan. It will also be on MLB Network for out-of-market rooters.

Pitchers: Gerrit Cole (5-3, 2.79) takes on Patrick Corbin (2-3, 3.99) in the series closer, looking to finish a sweep against the Snakes. The Cole Train has only had two bad starts out of eight, and has been on a roll lately, winning through either domination or determination. He split with Arizona last year, going 1-1/3.14. The Bucs rattled Corbin around pretty well in April, chasing him with three homers in the desert. He sometimes struggles with his control, and the Pirates like it like that.

Cole Train looks to broom the Snakes (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)
Lineup: Jordy SS, Cutch CF, David Freese 1B, Jung Ho Kang 3B, Starling Marte LF, FranCervelli C, Gregory Polanco RF, S-Rod 2B, Cole P. Standard lefty lineup except for S-Rod, we guess Josh is still a bit under the weather.

  • Gregrory Polanco is 5-for-his-last-6 at bats, and has hit .426 over his last 12 games.
  • Mike Axisa of CBS Sports looks at the Bucco OF...might Cutch be the third best player in it?

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