Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 6/14/13
Dodgers (28-37) at Pirates (39-27) 7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT The Bucs kick off a weekend series against the last-place LA Dodgers tonight. Yep, last place. Despite spending tons and tons of money over the past year, the Dodgers have struggled (injuries haven’t helped) so far this season. That said, they are still a very talented club and swept the Bucs out of LA in the first week of the season. They’ve also got rookie phenom Yasiel Puig. Pregame news: A.J. Burnett unfortunately had to go on the DL yesterday with his calf injury. None of the familiar options are available to start for the Bucs on Saturday, so Brandon Cumpton will come up. He’s a young righty with fairly solid numbers in Indianapolis. More on him tomorrow. Starling Marte is still out with discomfort in his ribs (from sliding head first). The Dodgers were in a huge brawl with the D-Backs earlier this week, and a few suspensions were handed out today. They won’t affect the series too much though – only one player (reliever Ronald Belisario) will serve the suspension right away (the other two are appealing). Manager Don Mattingly and hitting coach Mark McGwire will serve suspensions tonight (and tomorrow as well for McGwire). Tonight’s starters… Stephen Fife (1-1, 3.78) vs. Jeff Locke (5-1, 2.39) Fife has made just eight major league starts and has been decent so far for the Dodgers. He’s allowed his fair share of hits in three games so far this year but is coming off a solid performance against the Braves. The Bucs need to get going against him, because they’ll face Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke the next two days. Locke has been strong all year for the Bucs, but he walked an alarming seven batters in his last start. That needs to stop. Jeff has been getting a bunch more strikeouts lately, though, which is reason to hope that he can continue his early season success. The Dodgers beat him in his first start of the season. Dodgers vs. Locke Here we go! RT@ApStef Here’s your #Pirates lineup for tonight’s 7:05pm game at PNC! #LetsGoBucs #AYCTBucs #PackPNC pic.twitter.com/u9grqGF1rA — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 14, 2013
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

Broncos safety Shiloh Keo arrested for DUI

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mountain West admits error, says Boise St. shot was good

WATCH: John Calipari loses his mind, gets ejected

Former Clemson star Tajh Boyd to speak at John Kasich rally

Peyton Manning's alleged not-so-wholesome image

Hawks not shopping Al Horford at NBA trade deadline

Report: Lincecum has been throwing in secret location

Check out this custom camouflage Oregon helmet

Ejected John Calipari tweets “they don’t need me and I love it”

Popovich would 'buy ticket' to watch Warriors play

Jamal Murray destroyed South Carolina defender with dunk

WATCH: Lon Kruger gets Oklahoma hoops squad hype for Kansas test

Texas signee glad he didn’t pick Texas A&M after alleged racism

Dallas Stars have passed the early tests in February

Could Matt Forte become the revival for Patriots run game?

Are the Celtics legimate contenders in the East?

WATCH: Jabari Parker is no joke at NBA Rising Stars Challenge

How Marvelous Marv Throneberry became a Met

WATCH: Filip Forsberg goes beast on Lightning with this goal

Carmelo Anthony on trade rumors: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker