This is the Marlins’ only scheduled trip to Pittsburgh, so expect both teams to do whatever it takes to play this three-game series at PNC Park, despite the downpours expected today, tomorrow and Wednesday. As I type this (at 3:15 p.m.) the tarp is on the field and rain is falling, but there is no word yet about postponing the game.
• Ryan Doumit gets the day off, so Craig Monroe slides into the cleanup spot against lefty Andrew Miller. Jack Wilson bats seventh ahead of backup catcher Jason Jaramillo.
• Lineups for today’s game:
MARLINS 1. Emilio Bonifacio, 3b, 2. John Baker c, 3. Hanley Ramirez ss, 4. Jorge Cantu 1b, 5, Dan Uggla 2bl, 6. Jeremy Hermedia lf, 7. Cody Ross rf, 8. Cameron Maybin cf, 9. Andrew Miller (0-0, 6.43) lhp
PIRATES 1. Nyjer Morgan lf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Nate McLouth cf, 4. Craig Monroe rf, 5. Adam LaRoche 1b, 6. Andy LaRoche 3b, 7. Jack Wilson ss, 8. Jason Jaramillo c, 9. Ross Ohlendorf (0-2, 4.91) rhp.