Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 7/28/12

Pirates (57-42) at Astros (34-67)

7:05 PM EST–Minute Maid Park, Houston

Here is the MLB.com Gameday

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The Pirates will attempt to clinch this weekend’s series against the Astros tonight as they send their newest acquisition to the mound.

Tonight’s starters…

Wandy Rodriguez (7-9, 3.79) vs. Armando Galarraga (0-0, 0.00)

Rodriguez will take the mound as a Pirate for the first time, and he’ll do so in his former home yard against his former club. Wandy has been in the Astros organization his entire career (no trades or free agency since he signed back in 1999) so this will be extra-weird for him, presumably. Hopefully he can get his Bucco career off to a good start.

You’ll remember Galarraga as the guy that was robbed of a perfect game in Detroit by umpire Jim Joyce. He hasn’t done a whole lot since then, though, and has bounced around a couple teams and hasn’t even pitched in the bigs this year. He went 3-2 with a 3.97 ERA in Houston’s minor league system this season.

Astros vs. Rodriguez:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH Chris Snyder 13 12 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 .167 .231 .167 .397 0 Ben Francisco 7 7 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .429 .429 .571 1.000 0 Jordan Schafer 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .500 .900 0 Justin Maxwell 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 Brian Bixler 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 Total 29 26 6 2 0 0 3 3 10 .231 .310 .308 .618 0 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/28/2012.

Pirates vs. Galarraga:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Andrew McCutchen 6 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 Garrett Jones 4 4 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 .750 .750 1.750 2.500 Neil Walker 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Casey McGehee 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 Rod Barajas 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 Clint Barmes 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 21 20 7 1 0 2 4 1 1 .350 .381 .700 1.081 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/28/2012. Wandy photo: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

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