Today the Pirates announced that James McDonald and A.J. Burnett will switch scheduled starts on Thursday and Friday. The move keeps Burnett on a regular five-day schedule and gives JMac an extra side session to figure out why he’s struggled so much since the All Star break.
Also today, Clint Hurdle said that the team will likely go back to a normal five man rotation once the current 20 games in 20 gays stretch is over. No word on who will be the odd man out, but the top candidates have to be McDonald or tonight’s starter Kevin Correia.