Saturday, September 3, 2011


RHP Ross Ohlendorf (0-1, 6.27) goes against RHP Casey Coleman (2-7, 7.14). The game begins at 1:05 and will be shown on Root Sports.

Lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Alex Presley LF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Derrek Lee 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Ryan Doumit C, Josh Harrison 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Ross Ohlendorf P

Derrek Lee and McCutch are in the lineup, both guys that were shelved after taking pitches off the hand. Caveat emptor: with an hour and a half to go before gametime, the lineup is still considered "tentative."

  • Pedro suiting up for the Bucs in September is not a slam dunk. "I don't think there is entitlement right now for Pedro," Clint Hurdle told Jen Langosch of "I think Pedro has to earn his way. He needs to figure some things out in this environment. We are having some conversations on whether it'd be beneficial for him to come back." El Toro has continued his hitting funk at Indy, and it's not going to get any easier in the show.
  • The Bucs aren't sure if Paul Maholm or Kevin Correia will return this season. A decision on their status should be reached this week.
  • Ryan Ludwick homered in his first rehab game at Indy. Guess the back is feeling better, so he should be ready to return Wednesday. 
  • Nice way to end the year - RHP Zack Von Rosenberg hurled six perfect innings in his final regular-season start for Class A West Virginia. After a horrid start, his pitching has been sharp during the last few weeks.
  • Short season State College has named outfielder Wes Freeman the team's MVP for the 2011 season. Freeman hit .304 with 14 doubles, six homers and 25 RBIs in 50 games with the Spikes. He'll finish the season with Low A West Virginia.

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