Shortstop Jack Wilson was given the day off for tonight’s opener against the Padres at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park. Luis Rivas will start in Wilson’s place and bat ninth. It is Rivas’ first start at shortstop since June 1.
Padres: Jody Gerut CF, Edgar Gonzalez 2B, Brian Giles RF, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B, Chase Headley LF, Khalil Greene SS, Nick Hundley C, Clay Hensley P.
Pirates: Nate McLouth CF, Freddy Sanchez 2B, Ryan Doumit C, Jason Bay LF, Xavier Nady RF, Adam LaRoche 1B, Doug Mientkiewicz 3B, Yoslan Herrera P, Luis Rivas SS.