Monday, August 20, 2012

Gameday 122 - Padres

Pirates (67-54) at Padres (53-70)
10:05 PM ET
TV: ROOT Sports

Petco Park - San Diego, CA

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh - Kevin Correia (9-7, 4.56)
San Diego - Edinson Volquez (7-9, 4.31)

Correia vs Padres

Wandy Rodriguez was scheduled to start tonight against the Padres, but he was needed in yesterday's game and got his first win as a member of the Pirates. He pitched the 18th and the 19th for the Bucs and had to throw 32 pitches. Because of that, he is unavailable for tonight and Kevin Correia will be making the spot-start.

The Pirates also had to make a ton of roster moves leading up to tonight's game in San Diego, and we'll give you a run down of the moves.
  • Triple-A pitchers Justin Wilson and Kyle McPherson were recalled from Indy
  • Juan Cruz has been designated for assignment. Cruz was one of the Pirates' go-to guys at the start of the year, but his performance has gotten worse as the season has gone on. It seems like it was between Cruz and Chad Qualls. The Pirates took Qualls, I would've taken Cruz.
  • Chad Qualls was supposed to come off of the bereavement list today but it has been announced that he won't be. I would think he'd be back with the team tomorrow with Wilson/McPherson being sent back down to Indy.
  • Jordy Mercer goes on paternity leave, as his wife will giving birth to their son, Maverick.

Starting Lineups
1. Tabata, LF
2. Snider, RF
3. McCutchen, CF
4. Jones, 1B
5. Walker, 2B
6. Alvarez, 3B
7. Barmes, SS
8. Barajas, C
9. Correia, P

San Diego-
1. Cabrera, SS
2. Venable, RF
3. Headley, 3B
4. Quentin, LF
5. Grandal, C
6. Alonso, 1B
7. Amarista, 2B
8. Maybin, CF
9. Volquez, P