Brewers game rained out

Even after the rainout was announced, a few Pirates went outside for a wet workout.
Even after the rainout was announced, a few Pirates went outside for a wet workout.

Tonight’s game against the Brewers has been postponed due to rain. The makeup date has not yet been announced.

The pitching matchups for the rest of this abbreviated, two-game series: Wednesday: RHP Shaun Marcum (1-1, 4.22) v.s RHP Kevin Correia (2-0, 1.29) . Thursday: LHP Randy Wolf (0-2, 7.20) vs. LHP Paul Maholm (0-1, 2.19).

»»» Right-hander Jeff Karstens will take Ross Ohlendorf’s spot in the rotation, for at least one turn. Karstens likely will start Friday in Cincy.

»»» Catcher Chris Snyder (lower back) caught nine innings Sunday and was the designated hitter Monday in his rehab assignment with High-A Bradenton. He could to ready to come off the disabled list in the next couple of days.

»»» Lefty reliever Joe Beimel (elbow) pitched Monday night (one inning, two strikeouts) and again this afternoon (one inning, one strikeout) in his rehab stint with Triple-A Indianapolis. “We’ll see how he feels (Wednesday), manager Clint Hurdle said.

»»» This afternoon, Indy lost, 4-2, against Toldeo. The Indians are 1-5.”It’s been a tough start so far, but we’ve been there every game,” third baseman Josh Harrison said. “We just got to get those big hits, a couple of breaks here and there but we’ll turn it around. If we come to work like we do every day we’ll turn it around.”

Harrison hit a solo homer, one of just five hits by Indy. “I just got into a good hitters count, 2-0, and was just looking for a good pitch to hit,” Harrison said. “I was able to put a good swing on it.”