Originally written on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 7/20/12

Marlins (44-48) at Pirates (51-40)

7:05-PNC Park, Pittsburgh

Here is the MLB.com Gameday

TV: ROOT Sports

The Bucs return home tonight to host the Miami Marlins for the first time ever. Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t seem to want to celebrate the occasion and has drizzling/gloomy all day. Hopefully they manage to get the game in. The game appears to be sold out (or very close) and it should be another fun weekend at the ballpark.

About the Marlins:

The Marlins were the talk of the offseason (in the NL at least) but have been a pretty big bust so far. They’re sitting under .500 despite all their big-money acquisitions and have kind of become an afterthought in the NL East. The Fish and Bucs split a two game set at Marlins Park earlier in the year.

News:

  • Trade rumors, trade rumors, trade rumors. I can’t get too interested yet because nothing seems to be actually happening…just lots of empty speculation and reports of the Pirates being “interested” in every single good player that’s available.  Wait another week for actual news to pick up on that front.
  •  Starling Marte is still in Indianapolis, which is irritating.
  • This is a few days old, but the Pirates “won” an extra sandwich round draft pick in MLB’s new “competitive balance lottery.” Yay.

Lineups:

  • Marlins lineup – no Hanley Ramirez, who is out with a hand injury after punching a cooling fan. Yep.
  • Pirates lineup – nothing out of the ordinary

Tonight’s starters…

Ricky Nolasco (8-7, 4.47) vs. Kevin Correia (6-6, 6.25)

Nolasco has had a pretty mediocre year, but has pitched well against the Pirates in the past (2.10 career ERA). His last four outings have been quite the roller coaster: 9 runs allowed, then 0, then 2, then 0, then 4.

Correia has gotten back to his mysterious winning ways lately with victories in his last four decisions. Nobody knows how long it will last, but for now he looks like an adequate back of the rotation starter.

Pirates vs. Nolasco:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Clint Barmes 15 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .200 .143 .343 Rod Barajas 11 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .182 .200 .382 Garrett Jones 10 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 Andrew McCutchen 10 9 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .400 .444 .844 Neil Walker 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .111 .111 .111 .222 Pedro Alvarez 7 6 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .667 1.095 Casey McGehee 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .167 .200 .367 Alex Presley 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 Kevin Correia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Josh Harrison 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Total 75 70 15 1 1 0 3 2 21 .214 .240 .257 .497 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/20/2012.

Marlins vs. Correia:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Jose Reyes 20 18 5 0 1 0 2 2 4 .278 .350 .389 .739 Hanley Ramirez 18 18 6 2 0 1 4 0 1 .333 .333 .611 .944 Carlos Lee 17 17 6 2 0 0 2 0 2 .353 .353 .471 .824 Austin Kearns 11 10 3 0 0 2 2 1 2 .300 .364 .900 1.264 John Buck 7 7 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 .286 .286 .714 1.000 Emilio Bonifacio 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200 Logan Morrison 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 Ricky Nolasco 5 4 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250 Greg Dobbs 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 Omar Infante 3 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 Josh Johnson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 96 89 29 5 2 4 18 5 12 .326 .362 .562 .923 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/20/2012.

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