Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 0.00) tackles Adam Wainwright (7-5. 4.70) in the finale. It's the much anticipated debut for Tyler. Glasnow, 22, comes with an odd stat - he's given up just 57 hits in 96 Indy innings, but walked 52 (and K'ed 113). So how deep he goes is problematic (we'd expect the Cards to working the count), but it should be fun while he's out there. Here's Vince Lara-Cinisoma's Baseball America scouting report. Pittsburgh won't be seeing the same old Waino this season. The 34 year old hasn't really hit his stride after missing much of last year with a ruptured Achilles, tho he still eats innings and has an occasional gem up his sleeve. He's 1-1 against the Pirates in 2016, giving up six runs in 13 IP. The Bucs have seen Wainwright a lot - he's started 26 times against them in his career with an 11-7/4.30 slash.
|Ty's the guy today (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)|
Lineup: JJ 1B, Gregory Polanco RF, Cutch CF, JHK 3B, Matt Joyce LF, Josh 2B, Jordy SS, Eric Fryer C Glasnow P. Starling gets an off day; guess his biometrics were trending down.
It'll be interesting to see how Clint works Mark the Shark and Tony Watson today. Melancon has worked 5-of-6 games, tossing 67 pitches, and Tony 4-of-5 using up 71 pitches, with this being a day game following a night match with short rest for the back enders.
- Well, that was quick - the Pirates officially called up Tyler Glasnow and optioned Kyle Lobstein, who just came up yesterday, back to Indy.
- The Bucs have won all six games this month and all have been comebacks, their longest streak of come-from-behind victories since June 11-16th, 1983.
- The Redbirds placed Matt Carpenter on the DL with an oblique injury and purchased the contract of catcher Michael "The Fort" McKenry. Funny business - the Pirates took St Louis' guy, Eric Fryer, and they came back to claim an old Bucco in The Fort. Carpenter was St Louie's sole All-Star; Aledmys Diaz replaces him.
- There are three Pirate prospects among Craig Goldstein's Baseball Prospectus Top Fifty - Austin Meadows, Josh Bell and Kevin Newman (no Jameson Taillon or Tyler Glasnow as they're in the majors now) with a quick "why they succeed, why they could flop" commentary.