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Gameday Thread, #149: 9/18 vs. Pirates


Barry Enright
RHP, 6-4, 3.39


James McDonald
RHP, 3-5, 4.13

Tankapalooza 2010 standings

Rk Tm W L W-L% GB
1 Pirates 49 98 .333 -
2 Mariners 56 91
.381 7
3 Orioles 58 89 .395 9
4 D-backs 59 89 .399 9.5
5 Royals 60 86 .411 11.5
Indians 61 86 .415 12

"Brandon Webb threw 82 pitches in bullpen session today, will throw again Tuesday in Phoenix," according to an official tweet. Should be ready in time for Openin... Oh, never mind. Here's the line-up.

  1. Stephen Drew ss
  2. Kelly Johnson 2b
  3. Mark Reynolds 3b
  4. Miguel Montero c
  5. Adam LaRoche 1b
  6. Ryan Church cf
  7. Brandon Allen lf
  8. Gerardo Parra rf
  9. Barry Enright rhp

First time the Pirates will have seen Enright, so maybe that'll help? After all, he did well against the Giants the first two times he saw them. On the other hand, the Reds were also seeing him for the first time, and that didn't go so well for Red Hydra. Keeping the ball in the park will help, and the Pirates don't hit a lot of long-balls; coming in, they are ranked 13th in the NL, with 111. So that's hopeful. We did a pretty good number on McDonald, the only time we saw him, in April 2009, getting five runs off him in 2.1 frames. So, not much experience, but good results.

It's a Wailord recap, today being Saturday, as I head off for fish 'n' chips with the missus. I look forward to seeing a victorious recap after the game, rather than us trying to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Pirates tomorrow morning...