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St. Louis Cardinals
Pirates (10-13) at Cardinals (15-8)
8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates will need to be a lot better on the mound and in the field if they want to turn this series around and defeat the first-place Cardinals. St. Louis leads the Central and currently holds a 5-game advantage over the Bucs, so it’s crucial for them to at least split these remaining two games.
Tonight’s lineup. twitter.com/Pirates/status…
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 2, 2012
Andrew McCutchen isn’t in the lineup for the first time this year (just a night off, no injury or anything that we know of). Pedro Alvarez moves up to the 5-spot.
A.J. Burnett (1-1, 1.38) vs. Lance Lynn (4-0, 1.33)
Burnett has been awesome in his first two starts as a Pirate. He allowed a few runs last time out against the Braves and didn’t have pinpoint control, but still managed to be very effective and racked up eight strikeouts. In his first ...
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A.J. Burnett was awesome in his first start as a Pirate. He was pretty good in his second one, too.
The third? Well…
A.J. Burnett is the first #Pirates starter to allow 12 runs in a game since Glenn Spencer vs. the #Cubs on April 24, 1932. #Cardinals
— STATS LLC (@STATS_MLB) May 3, 2012
A.J. Burnett is the 5th pitcher in the live-ball era to allow 12+ ER in less than 3 IP; Vin...
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