Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pirates Game 20 Preview - @ Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies - 7:05 p.m.
Jeff Locke (1-1, 5.17) vs. Cole Hamels (0-2, 6.46)

Season Series (Philadelphia leads 1-0)
April 22, 2013 - Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2


Pirates (10-9)
1. Marte 7
2. Tabata 9
3. McCutchen 8
4. Sanchez 3
5. Martin 2
6. Walker 4
7. Inge 5
8. Barmes 6
9. Locke 1

Phillies (9-11)
1. Rollins 6
2. Galvis 4
3. Young 5
4. Howard 3
5. Mayberry 9
6. Brown 7
7. Revere 8
8. Kratz 2
9. Hamels 1


-Brandon Inge will be making his Pirates debut tonight. He comes off his rehab assignment and Alex Presley was sent down. This is really not a good thing. I don't have as much problem with Inge on as a bench player but when you have Inge AND John McDonald both on the bench with a chance to play then this is a massive mistake. Just a waste of a bench spot.

-Cole Hamels goes for the Phillies tonight and he has had a really rough start to the season. He has gotten better though as his last start he went seven innings and struck out eight while giving up three runs and five hits.

-Jeff Locke really hasn't been very good so far this season. He has only thrown six innings one time and in his last start he lasted only 4.2 innings, gave up six hits, and four runs in a Pirates loss.

-I must state again that this is a brutally bad decision to have Inge on the roster along with McDonald.

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