Originally written on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 9/7/12

Cubs (51-86) at Pirates (72-64)

7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh

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The Pirates welcome the Cubs to town for part two of their homestand against the new cellar-dwellers of the NL Central. This weekend should be another chance for the Bucs to inch closer to that 82nd win and gain ground on some wild card contenders, since the Cubbies have been struggling even more than usual lately.

There’s also some good news on the injury front: Starling Marte was reinstated off the disabled list and is in the lineup tonight. Travis Snider, Neil Walker, and Jose Tabata are still out.

Tonight’s starters…

Travis Wood (4-11, 4.64) vs. A.J. Burnett (15-5, 3.63)

You’d think this is an awfully good matchup for the Pirates. Wood is 0-8 in his last 10 starts and while he hasn’t been all that bad in his last couple, the lefty is definitely the type of guy the Pirates should be able to get to.

Meanwhile, Burnett nearly no-hit the Cubs the last time he saw them. AJ busted out of his slump with a nice start last time out against the Brewers and has a big opportunity to build some momentum tonight.

Pirates vs. Wood:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Clint Barmes 13 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .083 .154 .083 .237 Andrew McCutchen 11 7 1 1 0 0 3 3 2 .143 .364 .286 .649 Rod Barajas 8 7 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 .143 .250 .286 .536 Neil Walker 8 7 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .429 .500 .571 1.071 Josh Harrison 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200 Jose Tabata 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .500 .900 Gaby Sanchez 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 Garrett Jones 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Pedro Alvarez 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Kevin Correia 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jeff Karstens 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Michael McKenry 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Alex Presley 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Wandy Rodriguez 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Travis Snider 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Jeff Clement 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 72 62 13 4 1 0 6 8 12 .210 .296 .306 .602 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/7/2012.

Cubs vs. Burnett:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS David DeJesus 26 22 4 1 0 0 1 4 4 .182 .308 .227 .535 Alfonso Soriano 19 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 .158 .158 .158 .316 Starlin Castro 10 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 Bryan LaHair 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Luis Valbuena 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 Darwin Barney 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .400 .250 .650 Adrian Cardenas 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 Anthony Rizzo 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 Steve Clevenger 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Joe Mather 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 Total 86 78 14 1 0 0 1 6 22 .179 .256 .192 .448 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/7/2012.
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