Pitchers: Jameson Taillon (1-1, 4.50) takes on southpaw Wade Miley (6-3, 5.28). JT is still feeling his way around in the bigs in the first lap of his career, and has been a little flat and up with his heater. He's still searching for a comfort zone that will allow him some consistency with command. The veteran Miley pitched a rehab game game Friday, and this will be his first start since being DL'ed after his June 12th start with a minor shoulder impingement. He's 2-1/2.14 v Pittsburgh lifetime in five starts, having last faced them in 2014 when he spun an eight inning, four hit, two run, 10 K outing for a no decision.
|JT takes the bump tonight (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)|
Lineup: Jordy SS, Gregory Polanco DH, Cutch CF, Davud Freese 1B, Jung Ho Kang 3B, Starling Marte LF, S-Rod RF, Josh Harrison 2B, Erik Kratz C, Taillon P. Gregory DH'ng against a lefty; we like it. Still not pushing Stew, and that's understandable, too.
- The Pirates have gone 9-22 since May 28th.
- Ryan Vogelsong will throw a sim game Friday. Man, it's good to see him bounce back so quickly after that gruesome beaning, and better yet, the docs sad he can participate 100% in baseball activities now. Fran and Cole Train will join him in the Friday scrimmage.
- Indy's next-in-line duo of Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell were named to the International league's All-Star squad.