Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 9/18/13
Padres (70-80) at Pirates (87-64) 7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT The Pirates really need to figure out a way to beat the San Diego Padres at PNC Park. They have already failed to win this four game series and are in danger of losing it during the next two days. When you’re battling a top notch team down the stretch, that can’t happen. It would also be nice for the Pirates to get that wild card spot sealed up, and a couple of wins should get that accomplished (if the Nats finally lose once in a while). Tonight’s starters… Tyson Ross (3-8, 3.29) vs. Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.54) Ross has been having a good season but had a brutal start his last time out against the Phillies. The Pirates got four runs against him last month at Petco, so the bats could certainly wake up against them, but we’ve said that the last two nights. Charlie’s last outing was not terrible, but he didn’t look good at all and benefited from several long outs in his start against the Cubs. Hopefully his foot injury wasn’t a factor, but it may have been part of the reason he left the ball up so frequently. That needs to stop or he’s going to get crushed.
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