McLouth, Doumit get day off


PHOENIX — After losing to Brandon Webb and Dan Haren, a pair of legit Cy Young Award contenders, the past two nights, the Pirates don’t get much of a respite today against Randy Johnson. The good news is, the Pirates have won four of their past six games against the Big Unit. Ryan Doumit is not in the lineup, as it’s a day game after a night game. Center fielder Nate McLouth also is getting the day off.

Lineups for today’s game against Arizona:

PIRATES — Gomez 3B, Mientkiewicz 1B, Sanchez 2B, Michaels CF, Moss LF, Pearce RF, Chavez C, Wilson SS, Karstens (1-0, 0.00) RHP

DIAMONDBACKS — Drew SS, Hudson 2B, Jackson LF, Tracy 1B, Reynolds 3B, Young CF, Romero RF, Snyder C, Johnson (9-7, 4.35) LHP