"Somehow we have developed this large contingent of know-it-all baseball fans who bay like wounded coyotes at any mention of wins, losses, RBI or batting average. I never know whether I should blame myself for this or not.."
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
RHP Charlie Morton (9-7, 3.62) faces RHP Henry Sosa (1-2, 5.09) at 8:05 PM. The game will be shown on Root Sports.
Lineup: Alex Presley LF, Josh Harrison 3B, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Xavier Paul RF, Ronny Cedeno SS, Mike McKenry C, Charlie Morton P.
JT gets the night off against the righty, and Scoobie Doo is behind the plate for Morton. We are surprised a bit that Harrison is batting second and the X-Man sixth. That's a ole reversal for the pair.
Jeff Karstens will skip a start as his shoulder remains stiff. Clint Hurdle told the beat gang that he believed fatigue was the cause. Karstens has crossed the 150 inning threshold for the first time in the show; his previous MLB high was last year's 122-2/3 frames.
Joe Beimel cleared waivers and was released by the Bucs today.
Alex Presley and Matt Hague have been named to the International League's post-season All-Star team.