Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 8/10/12

Padres (49-64) at Pirates (63-48)

7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh

Here is the MLB.com Gameday

TV: ROOT Sports, MLB.tv (free)

The Padres are the last team on the schedule the Bucs have yet to play, but that will change tonight when they come in to PNC Park to begin a three game series. San Diego isn’t very good, but the Friars have been playing better of late (4 game winning streak) and will throw legitimate pitchers at the Bucs instead of Kip Wells and Ross Ohlendorf (both of whom the Reds got to face twice). Still, this is an extremely winnable series at home.

Tonight’s starters…

Edinson Volquez (7-8, 3.73) vs. James McDonald (10-5, 3.42)

You probably remember Volquez from his days with the Reds. He’s been pretty solid with San Diego, but allowed four runs in his last start while lasting less than two innings (because of a blister). He’s reportedly good to go tonight.

J-Mac had his best start since the break on Saturday in Cincinnati. He still wasn’t great, but looked a lot better and a number of the hits/runs he gave up were of the lucky variety. Maybe a start at home against a bad hitting team can give him a major boost.

Pirates vs. Volquez:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Garrett Jones 10 8 2 0 0 2 3 2 1 .250 .400 1.000 1.400 Andrew McCutchen 9 8 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 .500 .556 1.250 1.806 Neil Walker 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222 .333 Pedro Alvarez 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 Clint Barmes 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 Wandy Rodriguez 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Gaby Sanchez 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .500 .900 Jeff Karstens 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jeff Locke 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 60 53 10 3 1 3 5 6 14 .189 .271 .453 .724 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/10/2012.

Padres vs. McDonald:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Will Venable 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 Chase Headley 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .600 .333 .933 Chris Denorfia 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 Nick Hundley 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 Cameron Maybin 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 Total 20 16 2 1 0 0 1 4 4 .125 .300 .188 .488 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/10/2012.

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