Friday, August 10, 2012

Gameday 112 - Padres

 Pirates (63-48) vs Padres (49-64)
7:05 PM ET
TV: ROOT Sports

PNC Park - Pittsburgh, PA

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh - James McDonald (10-5, 3.42)
San Diego - Edinson Volquez (7-8, 3.73)

After settling for a series-split against the Diamondbacks, the Pirates look to take care of business in this three-game series against the Padres. San Diego is 4th in the NL West, 12.5 games back and 15 games under .500. However, they've won their last four games, so the Padres have been playing better baseball as of late.

Edinson Volquez (RHP) will be taking the mound for the Padres, coming off of probably his worst outing of the year. He gave up four earned runs in only 1.2 innings against the Mets last Saturday. Volquez has made three career appearances at PNC Park, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.16 ERA.

James McDonald takes the hill for the Bucs, hoping to break his current three-game losing streak. J-Mac has been stellar at home this year, he's 5-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 11 games this year at PNC Park this season. In six career games against San Diego, McDonald is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA.
Starting Lineups
1. Marte, LF
2. Snider, RF
3. McCutchen, CF
4. Jones, 1B
5. Walker, 2B
6. Alvarez, 3B
7. Barajas, C
8. Barmes, SS
9. McDonald, P