Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 4/25/12

Rockies (8-8) at Pirates (7-9)

2 games starting at 12:35 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh

MLB.com Gamedays: Game 1 // Game 2

TV: ROOT Sports (both games)

Twin bill today at PNC! The Bucs and Rockies will be at it all afternoon. The Pirates can take the series with a split and can get back to .500 with a sweep.

As part of the new CBA, teams are now allowed to use 26 players for a doubleheader. The Pirates are taking advantage of that and called up Jared Hughes for the afternoon.

The Pirates also have a chance to break the record for most consecutive games to open a season without scoring or allowing more than 5 runs. Fun.

Today’s starters…

Juan Nicasio (1-0, 6.19) vs. James McDonald (0-1, 3.45)

Nicasio is coming off a strong start but gave up six runs in the outing before that. I’m guessing he’ll be on the better end of that today, but who knows?

We haven’t seen the best of J-Mac yet, but he’s done a good job of holding things together and keeping the Pirates in the game when he’s not as his best. Hopefully we see some flashes of brilliance from him today.

Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 4.60) vs. Charlie Morton (0-1, 3.60)

Chacin has been pretty mediocre so far this year. Can the bats get going against him? Don’t get your hopes up.

Morton racked up six K’s in his last start but was inefficient and only lasted five innings. If the bullpen gets exhausted in game 1, he’ll need to do better than that today.

Batter vs. pitcher stats after the jump

Pirates vs. Nicasio:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Nate McLouth 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .600 .000 .600 Total 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .600 .000 .600 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/25/2012.

Rockies vs. McDonald

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Dexter Fowler 12 11 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432 Troy Tulowitzki 10 9 4 2 0 0 1 1 1 .444 .500 .667 1.167 Tyler Colvin 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 Jason Giambi 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Todd Helton 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .250 .500 .250 .750 Ramon Hernandez 5 5 3 1 0 1 4 0 1 .600 .600 1.400 2.000 Carlos Gonzalez 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 Jonathan Herrera 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .667 .000 .667 Jhoulys Chacin 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jeremy Guthrie 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 Marco Scutaro 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 58 52 13 5 0 1 6 6 9 .250 .328 .404 .731 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/25/2012.

Pirates vs. Chacin

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Rod Barajas 9 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 Garrett Jones 8 6 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 .333 .500 .833 1.333 Andrew McCutchen 8 6 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 .333 .500 .833 1.333 Pedro Alvarez 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 Jose Tabata 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 Neil Walker 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 Nate McLouth 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 Clint Barmes 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 Kevin Correia 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 James McDonald 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 Casey McGehee 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 59 50 12 0 0 2 4 8 13 .240 .356 .360 .716 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/25/2012.

Rockies vs Morton

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Ramon Hernandez 12 9 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 .333 .417 .444 .861 Dexter Fowler 10 7 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 .286 .500 .286 .786 Carlos Gonzalez 8 7 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 .571 .625 .714 1.339 Troy Tulowitzki 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .250 .143 .393 Todd Helton 6 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Jonathan Herrera 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 Tyler Colvin 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 49 39 14 2 0 0 5 8 4 .359 .469 .410 .880 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/25/2012.

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