The Pirates’ 10-0 victory yesterday was their fifth monster shutout win against the Cubs in 96 seasons at Wrigley Field.
Joe Beimel will have an MRI exam Tuesday on his sore left elbow. Danny Moskos was recalled from Indy.
Jose Tabata is back at leadoff and Steve Pearce remains in the 2 hole.
In his past four starts, J-Mac is 2-1 and has cut his ERA almost in half. After allowing five runs in his first start at PNC Park, McDonald has gone 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in his last two starts on the North Shore.
The Braves rolled out six left-handed batters in the starting lineup against Charlie Morton tonight, including Jordan Schafer in the leadoff spot. Going into the game, lefties were hitting .385 with 10 runs scored vs. Morton this year compared to right-handed batters, who were .156 with five runs scored.
The Rangers eye Joel Hanrahan. The GM disputes report about draft prospect. Gift Ngoepe goes on DL and a young pitcher steps in at West Virginia.
Evan Meek will rejoin the Pirates on Tuesday, but he won’t necessarily step back into his former role as the eighth-inning setup guy.
It appears Pedro Alvarez is headed to the DL and will be replaced by Pedro Ciriaco.