Current record: 18-20, 3rd place in NL Central, 4.0 games back
Up Next: Detroit Tigers, 18-20, 2nd place in AL Central, 4.0 games back
Season Series: 0-0, First time playing.
Notes: The Pirates head to Detroit for the start of Interleague play. Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson lead an offense that has scored 167 runs in 38 games, 4.39 per game. Fortunately, the pitching and defense has yielded 4.66 r/g. Curious to see who’ll be DHing for the Pirates this weekend.
Morton’s mechanical adjustments were very effective in his last start. Just when you thought the Pirates had already faced every good pitcher in the league, they face last year’s AL Cy Young award winner and MVP.
Burnett’s been amazing, save the one awful start. Smyly is the Tigers’ hot young rookie.
Really hoping that Brad Lincoln gets this start instead of Correia. If not, then you have to imagine that Kevin will be on a very short leash. Even with nothing else going his way Scherzer still strikes out a bunch of guys. He’s the kind of pitcher that always
seems to right himself against the Bucs.
No lineups yet.
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